23 July, 1812
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This action is known for being one of the few times that
cavalry has managed to break a formed infantry square.
honour goes to the King's German Legion's General Bock,
who set his 450 men on to three battalions of French infantry
retreating after the battle of Salamanca.
four KGL squadrons charged uphill, broke the square and
then proceeded to rout a column.
Bock's men suffered 150 casualties while General Foy's shocked
defenders lost 1400 men.