Day: October 26, 2023

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Albert-Jean Michel de Rocca and the Most Dangerous Road in Napoleonic Spain

Most memoirs by French officers who took part in the Napoleonic occupation of Spain lauded their victories and achievements on the battlefield with the exception of Albert-Jean Michel de Rocca (1788-1818), a lieutenant who served in the French Army until 1810 when he was injured and forced to hobble back to France on the most dangerous stretch of road in the war.

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