Battle of Alcantara (1706)

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The Battle of Alcantara was a battle between British and French forces in 1706, as part of the War of the Spanish Succession.[1] Lord Galway led a force of British and Portuguese soldiers to attack the garrison at Alcantara[disambiguation needed]. Part of James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick's army was lost for the French. In total, ten French battalions laid down their arms and surrendered 60 guns to Galway's troops.[2]


  1. ^ "War of the Spanish Succession". Heritage History. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Dictionary of Battles by Thomas Harbottle, 1904