Awarded to the Military General Service Medal 1799-1814. After the battle of Nive and the battles in front of Bayonne, the weather became very wet and wintry and operations were suspended. On 14th February, the weather improved and active operations were resumed. The French were driven from their position until they formed across the Gave d'Oleron. Concentrating their forces, the French took up a strong position covering the road that leads to Orthes and destroying all bridges behind them. The Allies arrived in front of the position on 26th February. On 27th the attack began, eventually the French retreated to Toulouse to avoid encirclement.