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* ART PRINT FROM MARK CHURMS' PRIVATE COLLECTION - UNSIGNED OPEN EDITION FINE ART PRINT (published by Cranston Fine Arts of Scotland). PRINTED ON QUALITY PAPER STOCK. 30th of Foot Cambridgeshire Regiment at the Storming of Badajoz during the Peninsula War. Badajoz was a victory for Wellington and the Cambridgeshire regiment took part in the storming, 6th April 1812. After Lord Wellington had laid siege to Cuidad Rodrigo in January 1812, he moved his forces south to attack the stronghold of Badajoz. The garrison at Badajoz was strongly defended by French troops supported by German and loyal Spanish. The Duke of Wellington laid siege to the fortress form 17th March to 6th April; on the 5th April a large scale assault breached the fortress walls which allowed Wellingtons troops to storm the defenses. The main assault failed with the loss of 2,000 but one of the two diversionary attacks succeeded in scaling the walls at the second attempt. The following day the defenders surrendered. The British troops took their revenge on the town with sustained looting and it was 3 days before order was restored. The Duke of Wellington's forces had 5,000 casualties during the siege of Badajoz in the Napoleonic wars."