Napoleon's Uncongenial Sea: Guerrilla Warfare in Navarre during the Peninsular War, 1808-14

  title={Napoleon's Uncongenial Sea: Guerrilla Warfare in Navarre during the Peninsular War, 1808-14},
  author={J. Tone},
  journal={European History Quarterly},
  pages={355 - 382}
  • J. Tone
  • Published 1996
  • Sociology
  • European History Quarterly
On 5 February 1812 the Spanish guerrilla Mina trapped Napoleon’s best counter-insurgency force, General Soulier’s ’Infemals’, in the hills of eastern Navarre. Four thousand of Mina’s men, the most formidable guerrilla army in the peninsula, assaulted Soulier’s 2000 troops in the town of Sangfesa. Two years earlier Mina might have hesitated, even with a numerical advantage of two to one, to face French veterans entrenched in a defensive position. By 1812, however, Soulier’s crack troops were no… Expand


  • 382 John Lawrence Tone is Assistant Professor of History at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is author of The Fatal Knot: The Guerrilla War in Navarre and the Defeat of Napoleon in Spain
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Blundering to Glory: Napoleon’s Military Campaigns
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La desamortizacíon eclesiástica en Navarra
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Interesting material on the role of the clergy in the resistance in Navarre may be found in 'Relaci&oacute
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Memorias, in Biblioteca de autores españoles
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C8, 378, and in General Soulier's report of the action, which was captured by the insurgents and reproduced in Andrés Martin, Historia de los sucesos militares de la Divisi&oacute
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Barcelona durante la ocupaci&oacute
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As examples of the latter see Hermilio Olóriz
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