By Nick Lipscombe,Peter Dennis

the inside track of Wellington's momentous victory at Vitoria on 21 June 1813 reached London in early July. get together spawned an expectation of a quick end to occasions within the Peninsula. His Majesty's executive gave authority for Wellington to invade France and made noises and plans for the redeployment of the Peninsular military in aid of Russia and Prussia. Wellington, notwithstanding, didn't see issues in rather an analogous manner. His military used to be tired and there remained titanic French forces in Spain, so what needed to be a gently notion out and deliberate crusade. The invasion itself started out with the bold Allied crossing of the Bidassoa estuary in early October 1813 and used to be via an operational pause sooner than the conflict of Nivelle in November. the following operations, which started out early in 1814, supplied the aftermath to the invasion and the realization to the Peninsular warfare. those activities concentration totally on the funding of Bayonne and the pursuit of Soult's military east, and comprise the battles and engagements at Garris, Orthez, Aire, Tarbes and the ultimate showdown at Toulouse in April 1814.

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