The anniversary of the Battle of Salamance sees The Rifles regiment honoured by Salamanca

Tomorrow is the bicentenary of the Battle of Salamanca, in which British, Portuguese and Spanish troops under the Earl (later Duke) of Wellington defeated Napoleon’s Marshal Auguste Marmont in the rolling hills of Castilla y Leon, western Spain. To mark the anniversary of the first major offensive victory of the Peninsular War, one of the British Army’s “large regiments”, The Rifles, will be granted the unique honour of the Freedom of the City of Salamanca. Continue reading The anniversary of the Battle of Salamance sees The Rifles regiment honoured by Salamanca

Child killed by lift in Salamanca

A 5 year old child got his jacket stuck between the doors of a life in Salamanca and was strangled as he was dragged upwards by the lift. As this wasn’t bad enough, ideal.es had a video of it.  (Here). Later Whoops it’s been removed. Hoax or just didn’t fancy the complaints? I didn’t get to see it myself… but it appeared in the news rss.