Volunteers set to retrace footsteps of Napoleonic Wars troops in Malaga City parade

RECREATING HISTORY: The re-enactment takes place this Sunday CREDIT: Teodoro Reding Association

VOLUNTEERS with a Malaga City historical re-enactment group are set to don Napoleonic uniforms for the 209th anniversary of a Peninsula War battle on Sunday.

The Teodoro Reding Association is set to meet outside the Carmen Church in El Perchel at 11.30am for the 10th annual Malaga 1810 route.

The event commemorates clashes between French troops and Spanish defenders in Malaga during what the Spanish call the War of Independence.

The event is due to see them march from the church to the Zamarilla Hermitage before heading to the Plaza de San Pablo in La Trinidad. They are due to finish their route in Malaga City’s Plaza de la Constitucion.

The group takes its name from Swiss General Theodor von Reding, the Governor of Malaga from 1806 to 1808 who led Spanish troops in their fight against Napoleon’s invading soldiers.

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