consisted of two brigades of three battalions each. The fourth, and weakest, showed only five battalions in line. Of artillery there were only thirty guns, eighteen English and twelve German: all were field-batteries, as none of the 杭州洗浴桑拿小姐收费 much-desired horse artillery had yet reached the front. They were all of very light calibre, the heaviest being a brigade of heavy six-pounders belonging to the German Legion.
On June 28 the army at last moved forward: that day the head quarters were at Corti?ada, on the Sobreira Formosa. On the 杭州怎么联系校内鸡 thirtieth Castello Branco, the last Portuguese town, was reached. On July 3 the leading brigades passed the Elga, the frontier river, and bivouacked on the same night around Zarza la Mayor, the first place in Spanish Estremadura. At the same time Sir Robert Wilson’s 杭州下沙大学生兼职喝茶 small column of 1,500 Portuguese crossed the border a little further north, and advanced in a direction parallel to that of the main army, so as to serve as a flank guard for it in the direction of the mountains.
King Joseph meanwhile was in a state of the most profound 杭州哪个浴场有服务 ignorance concerning the impending storm. As late as July 9 he wrote to his brother that the British had not as yet made any pronounced movement, and that it was quite uncertain whether they would invade Galicia, or strike at Castile, or remain in the neighbourhood of Lisbon! On that day the 杭州留下发廊一条街在哪里 head of the British army had entered Plasencia, and was only 125 miles from Madrid. It is impossible
to give any better testimonial than this simple fact to the way in which the insurgents and the guerrillas served the cause of the allies. Wellesley[p. 456] had been able 杭州桑拿按摩寻欢爽记 to march from Oporto to Abrantes, and from Abrantes to Plasencia, without even a rumour of his advance reaching Madrid. All that Joseph had learnt was that there was now an allied force of some sort behind Alcantara, in the direction of Castello Branco. He took it for granted 杭州 养生保健 that they were Portuguese, but in one dispatch he broaches the theory that there might be a few English with them—perhaps from having heard a vague report of the composition of Mackenzie’s division on the Zezere in May. He therefore wrote in a cheerful tone to the Emperor that ‘if we have 杭州按摩哪好 only got to deal with Cuesta and the Portuguese they will be beaten by the 1st
Corps. If they have some English with them, they can be beaten equally well by the 1st Corps, aided by troops which I can send across the Tagus via Toledo’ (i.e. the 5,000 or 6,000 men of the 杭州保健 Central Reserve which could be spared from Madrid). ‘I am not in the least disquieted,’ he continued, ‘concerning the present condition of military affairs in this part of Spain.’ In another epistle to his brother he added that ‘if the English should be at the back of Cuesta, it would be the happiest chance in the world for the concluding of the whole war.’
It was lucky for the King that he was not induced to try the experiment of falling upon Wellesley and Cuesta with the 28,000 men of Victor and the Central Reserve. If he had done so, he would have 杭州按摩爽记 suffered a frightful disaster and