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Albuera, a small village in the province of Badajoz, Spain, the scene of one of the severest engagements of the Peninsular war, in 1811, in which Marshal Beresford gave battle to Marshal Soult, advancing to the relief of Badajoz. The British, by their indomitable courage and sheer strength, drove the French down the slopes with a loss of 9,000 men.