Talk:Spanish invasion of Portugal (1762)

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Why is this an invasion???[edit]

An 'invasion' as in conquering Almeida? That's not an invasion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.136.74.100 (talk) 09:57, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Spanish invasion failure[edit]

The Spanish clearly tried to invade Portugal and failed. Their only successes was during the initial border crossing and at Almeida after this they were met with defeat. At Valencia De Alcantara a British counter attack defeated Spanish troops and later on again at Vila-Velha. The Spanish attacked Marvão and Ouguela were repelled also. The Spanish had difficulty in traversing Portugal which delayed their advance as well problems with coordinating with the French army. The weather helped to contribute as floods caused more delays. The fact that the Anglo Portuguese forces were able to counter march any Spanish advance and were always able to have good defensive positions forcing the Spanish to hesitate on any assaults or pitched battles. Therefore the Portuguese and British forces clearly had the advantage despite being outnumbered. --Bruich (talk) ) 17:44, 13 August 2010 (GMT)

Using Portuguese Wikipedia as a source[edit]

In the section ==The Franco-Spanish Ultimatum== in the paragraph starting with "Both Bourbon powers..." there is this reference: [1] which is a link to the Portuguese Wikipedia. This should not really be used as a reference but a Wikilink, per Wikipedia:verifiability#Wikipedia and sources that mirror or use it.

  1. ^ Carvalhosa, Manuel F. Barros (Viscount of Santarém) – Quadro Elementar das Relações Políticas e Diplomáticas de Portugal, Tome VI, Paris, 1850, p. XVI.

Jodosma (talk) 12:35, 4 December 2014 (UTC)