Fought in Spain on 22 July 1812, the Battle of Salamanca was a pivotal moment both in the Peninsular War and in the wider struggle for supremacy in Europe.
Lieutenant-General Arthur Wellesley (Viscount Wellington at the time) had been seeking an advantageous opportunity to engage Marshal Marmont’s French force. His victory at Salamanca - described by some as the destruction of 40,000 men in 40 minutes - helped cement Wellington’s reputation as a master of both offensive and defensive operations, and shattered French dominance on the Iberian Peninsula.
This virtual tour, led by Patrick Mercer, will use a blend of the latest technology and original artefacts to take you on the ground and explore the battlefield like never before. Robert Fleming will introduce items from the National Army Museum’s world-class collection to illustrate the story and bring the events of the battle to life.
This event will be delivered online in partnership with Battle Guide Virtual Tours.
The livestream will begin 15 minutes ahead of the advertised start time. The tour will then last for approximately 75 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for questions.
A link will be sent to all ticket holders 48 hours before the event begins.
A recording of the tour will be made available as soon as possible after the live event and will remain available for four weeks.