Battle of Verdun (1792)

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Battle of Verdun (1792)
Part of the War of the First Coalition
Capitulation de Verdun 1792.jpg
The body of Colonel Beaurepaire leaving Verdun after the battle
Date29 August – 2 September 1792
Location
Result Prussian victory
Belligerents
Flag of France (1790-1794).svg  Kingdom of France Flag of the Kingdom of Prussia (1750-1801).svg  Kingdom of Prussia
Commanders and leaders
Colonel Beaurepaire   Charles II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Strength
3,500–4,000 60,000, 40 guns
Casualties and losses
2,500 8,000

The first Battle of Verdun was fought on 29 August 1792 between French Revolutionary forces and a Prussian army during the opening months of the War of the First Coalition. The Prussians were victorious, gaining a clear westward path to Paris. [1]

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References

  1. Parker, Geoffrey (2008). The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare. New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 195. ISBN   978-0-521-73806-4 . Retrieved 22 January 2012.

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