A Guide to the Battlefields of Europe by David Chandler

By David Chandler

From precedent days, Europe has been formed and re-shaped through army campaigns regarding greater than 2000 battles. With assistance from a workforce of members, David Chandler has assembled a accomplished consultant to 245 battlefields, giving simple evidence concerning place, old context and the target of every engagement, info of the opposing forces, casualties and end result, and an invaluable bibliography bearing on every one.

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Total: 62,000. (b) French: 70 battalions; 132 squadrons; 70guns. Total: 60,000. Casualties: (a) 3,600 Allied killed and wounded, (b) 18,000 French casualties, including 6,000 prisoners. Result: A complete victory for the Allies, leading to the capture of the north and east of the Spanish Netherlands. , Marlborough, his Life and Times, Book II, London, 1947. Atkinson, C. T, Marlborough and the Rise of the British Army, London, 1921. Chandler, D. , Marlborough as a Military Commander, London, 1973.

The. Austrians and Dutch were to tackle the French 18 right between Antoing and Fontenoy, while the British were to press home their assault against the apparently clear ground between Fontenoy and the Wood of Barry. The advance in the early hours of the 11 th had already begun when Cumberland learnt for the first time of the existence of the Redoubt d'Eu. The strength of the flanks of the French left was only now appreciated, and their clearing became a matter of the greatest importance. The Dutch assault against Fontenoy was, however, thrown back by a murderous fire, as were the attacks of the Austrians and of the rest of the Dutch against the French right; no less fatally, the muddles and delays of Brigadier Ingoldsby prevented a detached command of British and Hanoverians from carrying the Redoubt d'Eu.

Article: Atkinson, C. T. and Wijn, J. W, 'Ramillies' in the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. 32, 1954. T h e Battle of Ramillies was perhaps the Duke of Marlborough's 28 RAMILLIES 23rd May 1706 29 most successful action. On this one occasion he was in sole command of the Anglo-Dutch army, and earned the whole credit for both the victory and the subsequent conquest of the Spanish Netherlands. The year 1705 and the early months of 1706 were a period of deep frustration for the Duke.

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