Wellington’s Spanish troops pillaged the town of Ascain. They looted and set fire to houses. Although the Spaniards were useful during the fighting and they gave Wellington a larger army than Napoleon’s French commander, Soult, Wellington decided that they must be returned to Spain.
Keeping one small division, he sent the rest of the Spanish troops back across the Pyrenees. Although a much smaller now, his army consisted of excellent quality soldiers.
Leadership Lesson: even if it is among your own men or your allies, get rid of the ones that are a problem.
Wellington focused on the quality of his troops, not the size, and that, partially learned from his time with Sir John Moore, allowed him to eventually win at Waterloo!
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