Malplaquet


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Malplaquet

 

a village in Belgium near Mons and Valenciennes; near Malplaquet on Sept. 11, 1709, during the War of the Spanish Succession, there was a major encounter battle between the French Army of Marshal C. de Villars (90,000 men) and the combined English, Austrian, and Dutch forces under Prince Eugene of Savoy and the duke of Marlborough (117,000 men).

Savoy was able to envelop the left flank of the French Army and draw its reserves off in that direction. Then the allies attacked the center and right flank of the French, and the French, who lost 14,000 men, were forced to retreat toward Valenciennes. The allies soon (in October 1709) took the important fortress at Mons. The battle of Malplaquet was a typical battle of the period when linear tactics prevailed; it serves as an example of Savoy’s skill as a military leader.

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We passed the pretty cottage where the murdered man had lived, and walked up an oak-lined avenue to the fine old Queen Anne house, which bears the date of Malplaquet upon the lintel of the door.
Participo, segun Romainmotier, en la batalla de Malplaquet el 11 de septiembre del mismo ano y en la de Denning el 24 de julio de 1712.
Syunning Malplaquet House lies in the heart of the historic East End of London.
If "eighteenth-century print culture configured the wars of that era as reading experiences, imaginatively connecting coffeehouses or drawing rooms of Britain with the bloody fields of Malplaquet or Waterloo," (10) or here Bleinheim, the critical preoccupation with these two poems offers but a glimpse of the sentiments and attitudes to which these imaginative renderings of military campaigns responded, and which they sought to influence.
30am on Sunday, August 23, at Malplaquet, the site of a famous victory against the French by the Duke of Marlborough in 1709.
Their illustrious Battle Honours include historic skirmishes such as: Malplaquet, Belle Isle, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Tirah, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, and South Africa 1899-1902.
Su ultima y mas brillante victoria fue la de Malplaquet, un 11 de septiembre de 1709.
17) Il s'agit d'une chanson composee apres la bataille de Malplaquet.
Severely wounded by sword and bullet during the battle of Malplaquet, he was left for dead and became a prisoner of war for fifteen months.
Irishmen have met on many battlefields in many wars, as at Malplaquet in 1709, Fredericksburg in 1862 and Talana Hill in 1899.
At the Battle of Malplaquet in 1709, it was thought that most of the 25,000-30,000 casualties suffered were inflicted by firearms.
Written for enthusiasts of this period of European history, this volume divides these historical accounts into separate section sections for the battles of Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudendarde and Malplaquet, with a concluding section dealing with Marlborough's final campaigns in the last year of the war.