Our next talk by FLTV, is on 18 May at 19:00. Book your place with email@example.com. Contemporary French sources claimed the Portuguese military massacred 4,000 French sick at Coimbra. The truth is surprising and very different from the French reports. A big lie repeated often enough becomes truth.
It is with great sadness that we report that the Mayor of Torres Vedras, Carlos Bernardes, died on Monday 3rd May 2021. Carlos was always very supportive of the Friends of the Lines and made us very welcome when we visited his city. Our condolences go out to his family.
If you have not already seen it, please check out the new podcast on the Lines of Torres Vedras on Chris Parkinson's Redcoat History channel. Chris does excellent work on producing podcasts on various military subjects. Please check them out. The link to the Lines podcast is here: LINK
The latest newsletter for the Friends is now available - LINK
On 16 Feb, Anthony Gray talked about civilian casualties during Massena's invasion of Portugal in 1810. If anyone is interested in reading his MA thesis on the French invasions, it can be found here: LINK
Many thanks to Anthony Gray for his talk last night on Portuguese civilian casualties during Massana's invasion of 1810-11. Two documents were mentioned during the Q&A and details are below:
Paper by Rui Moura on Massena's retreat:
Book - Raeuber, Charles, Les Renseignements La Reconnaissance et Les Transmissions Militares du Temp de Napoleon l’exemple de la Troisième invasion du Portigal 1810 (Commissāo Portuguesa de História Militar: Lisboa 1993).
A reminder to all. Our next talk by Anthony Gray will look at the impact of Massena's invasion on the Portuguese civilians, caused by displacement, disease and violence. To book a place contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next talk is by Anthony Gray on “Civilian Casualties in the 3rd French Invasion on Tuesday 16 February at 7:00 (UK time). This was originally due to be held on Wednesday 17 February so please note the change of date. If you want to attend please send an email to: email@example.com