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Wellington also played this part in the greater portion of his career in Portugal, in Spain and in Belgium, and, in fact, it was the only one which suited his position.
It is always easy to play the. F shores, and that they could suit any but an insular army.
In fact, Wellington, coming with this fleet to the succor of Portugal and of Spain, could adopt no better base than that of Lisbon, or, more properly speaking, the presqu‘ île of Torres-Vedr In national wars, and in countries where the whole population flies and destroys every thing, as has happened in Spain, Portugal, Russia and Turkey, it is impossible to move without being followed by regular magazines, and without having a sure basehend in this denomination Carinthia, Styria, Carniola and Illyria,) a few provinces of Turkey and Hungary, Catalonia and Portugal, all the other countries of Europe seldom present but those mountainous belts.
I do not make mention here of the Cauc