A Guide to the Battlefields of Europe by David Chandler

By David Chandler

From precedent days, Europe has been formed and re-shaped by means of army campaigns concerning greater than 2000 battles. With the aid of a workforce of participants, David Chandler has assembled a finished consultant to 245 battlefields, giving uncomplicated evidence relating to place, ancient context and the target of every engagement, information of the opposing forces, casualties and consequence, and an invaluable bibliography referring to each one.

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S for gallant persistence in blowing bridges. After withdrawing to a better position 2 or 3 miles south of the canal, a general retreat from Mons began covered by cavalry actions by the 9th Lancers and 4th Dragoon Guards, and well-organised rearguard actions with excellent support from the Royal Artillery. The casualties at Mons as finally estimated were 1,600 killed, wounded and missing, and 2 guns abandoned. Almost half the casualties were sustained by two battalions: the Middlesex with over 400, and the Royal Irish with over 300.

A French a r m y under Marshal Luxembourg signally defeated the Dutch and German a r m y of the Prince of Waldeck, inflicting 14,000 casualties a n d taking 49 guns. See Spaulding, Nickerson and Wright, Warfare, N e w York, 1925. Fontenqy (A****) Date: 11 May 1745. Location: Five miles south-east of Tournai, turn left at Antoing from the Mons road (Route 61). 18. War and campaign: The War of the Austrian Succession; Netherlands Campaign of 1745 (see p. 379). Object of the action: The Allied army was attempting to interrupt the French siege of Tournai.

Location: The initial action was fought along the banks of the Mons22 Conde Canal, but the final crisis took place ioo miles to the south on the River Marne. 19. War and campaign: The First World War; Flanders Campaign of 1914 (see p. 381). Object of the action: The German army was attempting to break through the left flank of the Allied armies and envelop them. F. and Marshal Joffre leading the French, (b) 1st and 2nd German Armies under von Kluck and von Bulow. ; 400,000 French troops. Total: c.

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