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Las Rozas

Battle Name : Las Rozas

Date(s) : 11 August 1812

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , The Peninsular Campaign ,

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between French Forces and Anglo-Portugese Forces

Type of battle : Land


Very much an action of two halves with honours ending up about even. Initially the French surprised the Anglo-Portugese and carried off three guns. The Allies rallied and recovered the guns in their counter attack. The results of this scouting mission in force convinced King Joseph that he should quickly vacate Madrid.He fled to Aranjuez.


A village in Spain just over 10 miles northwest of Madrid. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
200 (10.00%)

Anglo-Portugese Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
176 (7.65%)