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Ridley Scott’s film makes no mention of the French invasions in Portugal.  The peninsula “was for many years a thorn in Napoleon’s side”

Ridley Scott’s film makes no mention of the French invasions in Portugal. The peninsula “was for many years a thorn in Napoleon’s side”

Dan Snow, the British historian, TV presenter and author of The Waterloo Experience, has already made it clear that “Napoleon,” the Ridley Scott biopic, is in no way similar to a documentary. “Napoleon did not burn the Royal Navy at Toulon, did not return from Egypt because of Josephine, did not command a battalion of cavalry, did not abdicate immediately after his failure in Russia, and did not wait all morning for the rain to fall at Waterloo.” He was also not present at the execution of Marie Antoinette, nor did he intentionally lure his enemy into a frozen lake, nor did he blow up a pyramid with a cannon, as the researcher explains, referring to the resources used by the director (also British). Let history tell his story. From the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, with his notable military victories such as Austerlitz, and the establishment of a European empire, to the fall of the man who controlled several territories, the work ignores the three major French invasions of Portugal and the failures of the Iberian conquests. The peninsula is guarded by Junot, Soult and Masséna.

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