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Battle Of Albuera - Prelude To Battle - Allies Invest Badajoz
... Beresford now began the task of positioning his army to invest Badajoz, but a series of mishaps delayed the Allied advance into Spain ... These delays gave the Badajoz garrison time to work on the fortifications, taking them from a state of serious disrepair on 25 March to being tenable on 3 April ... but Mortier had been recalled to Paris leaving Latour-Maubourg in command at Badajoz, and he was more concerned with repairing the fortress's defences ...

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