3. Wellesley made poor deals IOW. After defeating Junot at Vimeiro August 21, 1808, Wellesley let the French army retreat without hinderance under the convention he signed at Cintra on September 3. But for John Moore's death at Corunna and Wellesley's emergency replacement of Moore, Wellesley would have remained in retirement, his reputation forever besmirched as a general who signed away the benefits his men had died for.
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