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Meanwhile Napoleon, on his side, had begun to operate against Madrid with a speed and sureness of stroke that made futile every attempt of the Spaniards to intervene between him and his goal. The moment 杭州足疗按摩 that the news of Tudela reached him (November 26) he had hurled his main body upon the capital, and within eight days it was in his hands. The march of the army of Andalusia to cover Madrid was (though Casta?os could not know it) useless from the first. By hurrying to 杭州按摩女价格 the aid of the Junta, through Siguenza and Guadalajara, he was merely exposing himself for a second time to destruction. His troops were destined to escape from the peril in New Castile, by a stroke of fortune just as notable as that which had saved them from being cut off on the 杭州夜生活hzye123 day after Tudela. But he, meanwhile, was separated from his troops, for on arriving at Siguenza he was met by another dispatch from the Junta, which relieved him of the command of the army of the Centre, and bade him hasten to Head Quarters, where his aid was required by the Central Committee 杭州丝袜服务 for War. Handing over the troops to the incapable La Pe?a, Casta?os hastened southward in search of the Junta, whose whereabouts in those days of flight and confusion it was not easy to find.
SECTION VII: CHAPTER VI
PASSAGE OF THE SOMOSIERRA: NAPOLEON AT MADRID
After 杭州桑拿按摩价位 completing his arrangements for the two sweeping flank-movements that were destined to entrap Blake and Casta?os, the Emperor moved forward from Burgos on November 22, along the great road to Madrid by Lerma and Aranda de Duero. His advance was completely masked by the broad screen 杭州男士衣服哪里买 of cavalry which had gone on in front of him. Lasalle was ahead, Milhaud on the right flank, and covered by them he moved with ease across the plain of Old Castile. He brought with him a very substantial force, all the
Imperial Guard, horse and foot, Victor and his 1st Corps, and the 杭州桑拿耍耍网 reserve-cavalry of Latour-Maubourg and Lahoussaye. King Joseph and his household troops were left behind at Burgos, to preserve the line of communication with Vittoria and Bayonne. The flanks were quite safe, with Ney and Moncey lying out upon the left, and Soult and Lefebvre upon 杭州留下发廊一条街在哪里 the right. In a few days—supposing that the armies of Blake and Casta?os fell into the snare, or were at least broken and scattered—the Emperor hoped to be able to draw in both Ney and Lefebvre to aid in his enveloping attack upon Madrid. Nor was this all: the corps of Mortier and 杭州品茶上课微信 Junot were now approaching the Pyrenees, and would soon be available as a great central reserve. The whole force put in motion against Madrid was enormous: the Emperor had 45,000 men under his own hand: Ney and Lefebvre could dispose of 40,000 more: Mortier and Junot were bringing up 杭州桑拿按摩特服 another 40,000 in the rear. Omitting the troops left behind on the line of communication and the outlying corps of Soult and Moncey, not less than 130,000 men were about to concentrate upon Madrid.
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