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General Thouvenot, Bayonne 1814.

T was commandant of Bayonne in 1814; he knew that N had abdicated, but, despite this, mounted a sortie against the Allied blockading force on 14 April, which involved ca 1,800 casualties - all to no purpose whatever.
Any idea of his motivation - apart from spite?

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