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  The Battle of Dettingen 1743
The Battle of Dettingen is a highly significant victory for the British Army, being the only time in modern history that a British Force has been led into battle by a reigning monarch: King George II.
The Battle of Dettingen : a soldier of the Gardes Francaises
• The Duke of Cumberland was wounded by a bullet in the leg during the battle.
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  kiev.ca - Battle of Ramillies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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The battle was fought at the village of Ramillies, 13 miles north of Namur (in...
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 Battle of Ramillies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Ramillies was a major battle in the War of Spanish Succession, May 23, 1706.
The Duke of Marlborough, leading English, Dutch, and German troops, decisively defeated a French army led by the duc de Villeroi at Ramillies-Offus, near Namur, on the bank of the river Mehaigne in Brabant.
The French were routed, and the battle ended with the Allied capturing 5,600 prisoners.
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 British Battles - analysing and documenting British Battles from the previous centuries
The Battle of the Nile: Nelson's famous victory over the French fleet on 1st August 1798, leaving Napoleon stranded with his army in Egypt.
The loss of the guns at the Battle of Colenso in the Second Boer War….
Map of the Battle of Minden fought on 1st August 1759 by the Prussians, Hanoverians, Hessians and the British against the French; at which the British infantry made their famous advance against the French cavalry with roses in their hats, an episode celebrated every year by the "Minden Regiments"
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Ramillies Battle of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ramillies, Battle of, major battle fought on May 23, 1706, between Anglo-Dutch forces of the Grand Alliance and the French army during the...
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 Response to Paoletti letter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Clearly battles could be forced under certain early modern conditions, as I tried to qualify in the text: as a recent example, in the October 2000 issue of this journal Derek Croxton highlighted the relative ease with which armies were surprised in 1640's Germany.
As for the utility of fighting yet another battle, the Dutch had already lost an enormous number of their troops at their last battle of Malplaquet in 1709, and now in 1712 the British regiments under the Duke of Ormond were neutralized due to their "restraining orders" (a semi-secret cease-fire with the French).
Second, if one takes a longer perspective the decisiveness of a battle will change by year: in 1706 and 1707 Ramillies was decisive, in 1708 it wasn’t (according to Paoletti at least), but in 1709-1712 it was decisive again because the French gains of 1708 were reversed.
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 HMS Royal Katherine (1664) - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation HMS Royal Katherine (1664)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the Third Anglo-Dutch War she fought at the battles of Solebay, June 7, 1672, and Schooneveld, 8 June, 1673.
In 1704 she was renamed Ramillies in honour of the victory of John Churchill in the battle of Ramillies.
In the Seven Years' War she was the flagship of Admiral John Byng when he failed to relieve Port Mahon and so lost the island of Minorca, a lack of resolution that led to his court-martial and execution.
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 Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion: Battles & Wars: R   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Battle near Ramillies, Belgium, during the War of the Spanish Succession in which English, Danish and Dutch under the Duke of Marlborough defeated the French and their allies.
After the battle, men sent to relieve the garrison are said to have killed hundreds of wounded Zulu prisoners: some were bayoneted, some hanged and others buried alive in mass graves.
Battle in which Oswald, brother of Æthelfrith king of Northumbria, killed Cadwalla, king of Gwynedd, who had previously defeated and killed Edwin, king of Northumbria.
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 HMS Ramillies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ramillies, launched 1664 as Royal Katherine, was a 90-gun second-rate.
Ramillies, launched 1892, was a Royal Sovereign-class battleship scrapped in 1913.
Ramillies was intended as the name of the fifth Resolution class submarine, but this vessel was cancelled.
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 Battle of the Wilderness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A number of battles were fought in the vicinity between 1862 and 1864, including the bloody Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863.
It is often said that the Wilderness and Chancellorsville were fought in the same spot, but the 1864 battle was actually fought a few miles to the west, and only overlapped the old battlefield along the Brock Road on the Union army's left flank.
George G. Meade, but taking orders from Grant, crossed the Rapidan River at three separate points and converged on the Wilderness Tavern, which ironically was the concentration point for the Confederates one year to the day earlier when they launched their devastating attack on the Union right flank at Chancellorsville.
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 Ramillies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ramillies, Belgium, the site of the Battle of Ramillies in 1706.
Several vessels of the Royal Navy named HMS Ramillies after the battle.
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
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 Business Software Review : Article 'Battle of Ramillies'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Emanuel was again forced to flee the Netherlands after the Battle of Ramillies and found refuge at the French court in Brussels.
1420 Battle of Vitkov Hill 1420 Battle of Vysehrad 1421 Battle of Bauge.
The consequent Battle of Ramillies (1706) was a crushing defeat for the French, and resulted in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, all of Flanders and Hainaut falling into Marlborough's hands.
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 Battle of Ramillies, Marlborough defeats Villeroy 23 May 1706
In Ramillies a French counterattack was meanwhile aimed at dislodging the Alliance from Ramillies.
In short: the results of Ramillies were such that almost all of the Spanish Netherlands with the exception of the territory around Namur and Luxemburg went over to the coalition, and the allies were now able to attack France itself, a success that had never before been achieved in these territories.
Another consequence of Ramillies was that Louis XIV weakened his forces on all other fronts in order to rebuild an army in Flanders, a circumstance that would greatly aid Eugen in his attempt to relieve Turin.
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 Spanish Succession : Battle of Ramillies
Marlborough began the battle with an attack by British, Dutch and German regiments of foot, commanded by Lord Orkney, against the French left, in the area of Autre Eglise.
Once the two villages on the bank of the Mehaigne were in allied hands and Ramillies masked by the infantry attack, Auverquerque launched his cavalry at the French horse to his front.
As colonel of a regiment of dragoons Gardner was killed at the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745 during the Jacobite Rebellion.
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 The Life of Col. James Gardiner - Who Was Slain at the Battle of Prestonpans, September 21, 1745 by P. Doddridge eBook ...
In this ever-memorable action he received a wound in his mouth by a musket-ball, which has often been reported to be the occasion of his conversion.
That report was a mistaken one; but as some very remarkable circumstances attended this affair, which I have had the pleasure of hearing more than once from his own mouth, I hope my readers will excuse me, if I give him so uncommon a story at large.
Our young officer was of a party in the forlorn hope, and was commanded on what seemed almost a desperate service, to dispossess the French of the church-yard at Ramillies, where a considerable number of them were posted to remarkable advantage.
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 Ramillies
The Battle of Ramillies was fought under the command of the Duke of Marlbourgh during the War of the Spanish Succession.
The first phase of the battle was fought by the cavalry, charging and counter-charging.
After this action the Infantry took part in the pursuit, they marched far into the night, slept for an hour or two by their arms, and at three in the morning they were on the move again., they overtook broken enemy units and stragglers extracting the last ounce from their victory.
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 Military History Battles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 Battle of Peleliu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
300px Like the bloody World War II island campaigns before it, the battle of Peleliu was a fight to capture an airstrip on a speck of coral in the western Pacific.
And, as with previous island battles, the Americans would prevail, but at a higher cost than anticipated, against the determined resistance of the Japanese forces.
By the summer of 1944 victories in the Southwest and Central Pacific had brought the war even closer to Japan, with American bombers now able to strike at the Japanese homeland itself.
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 GARRYOWEN
For their outstanding valor at the Battle of Namur, they received the title of "The Royal Regiment of Foot of Ireland".
In addition, in recognition of its deeds on this occasion, King William conferred the right of displaying the badge of the Harp and Crown, and that of the Lion of Nassau, with the explanatory legend.
On their colors are inscribed "Egypt"; "China"; "Blenheim"; "Ramillies"; "Oudenarde"; "Malpaquet"; "Pegu"; "Savastopol"; "New Zealand"; "Afghanistan, 1879-80"; "Egypt, 1882"; "Tel-el-Kebir"; "Nile, 1884-85"'; "South Africa, 1900-02"; "Flanders, 1914"; and "Gallipoli, 1915." The Royal Irish Regiment was disbanded in 1922 on the formation of the Irish Free State.
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 Battle of Ramillies (1706)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The victory led to the Allied capture of the whole north and east of the Spanish Netherlands.
The battle was fought at the village of Ramillies, 13 miles north of Namur (in modern Belgium), between a 62,000-man Allied army under Marlborough and a 60,000-man French army under François de Neufville, Duke de Villeroi.
Under orders from Louis XIV to seek battle, the French reached the plain of Ramillies ahead of the Allies but deployed unwisely along the entire length of a 4-mile (6.5-kilometre) ridge, the centre of which was at the villages of Ramillies and Offus.
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 Articles - George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
He proceeded to move back to the 1st Foot and he eventually fought at the battles of Landen and Namur, both of which were fought during the War of the League of Augsburg.
At the Battle of Blenheim, Hamilton's column was the first to take the city, and in June 1705, he marched his column from the Moselle to relieve the besieged city of Liège.
At the Battle of Ramillies, he led the pursuit of the defeated French, and he played a major role at the Battle of Oudenarde.
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 dawn_modern_ warfare_ index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Maneuvering prior to the Battle of Poitiers, 13-19 September 1356
The Battle of Rossbach, The Trap, 5 November 1757
The Battle of Leuthen, The Shift, 5 December 1757
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The captain, who was master of a handsome estate, served many years in the army of king William and queen Anne, and died abroad with the British forces in Germany, soon after the battle of Hochstett, through the fatigues he underwent in the duties of that celebrated campaign.
The lady heard with attention; and though he paused between every branch of the argument, she did not interrupt the course of it till he told her he had finished his design, and waited for her reply.
This is only one specimen among many of the battles he was almost daily called out to fight in the cause of religion and virtue; with relation to which I find him expressing himself thus in a letter to Mrs.
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 Military Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Carrying the regimental colours at the Battle of Blenheim he carried on steadfastly until, on the eve of the battle of Ramillies in 1706, he rescued the Duke of Marlborough from the French by mounting him on his horse after Marlborough, being run down by the French cavalry, had his own killed from under him.
Although he was wounded in the battle of Preston in 1715 he carried on, devoted to study and research between warfare.
At Ramillies, which followed two years after Blenheim, the Royals again contributed to a most complete and crushing victory over their old friends the French, under Marshal Villeroi, an immense number of prisoners with guns, standards, and colours being captured.
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 JMH Abstracts: Vol. 64, No. 3
The literature on the Duke of Marlborough's campaigns in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701­14) draws a strict battle-siege dichotomy, attributing all successes to Marlborough's quest for battle and all failures to his allies' avoidance of battle.
The Low Countries campaign of 1706 and the battle of Ramillies are held up as proof of battle's potential for offensive strategic decision in even the most heavily fortified of theaters, despite recent early modern historiography which downplays military mobility and instead emphasizes logistical limitations.
The paradox of post-Ramillies pursuit in the Flanders theater is resolved by illuminating the prerequisites of decisive battle: consensual combat, indefensible fortifications, and disloyal subjects.
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 Ramillies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Regiment fought in many battles and campaigns including the Boyne, Aughrim, Blenheim, Ramillies, The Crimean War, The Boer War, Flanders and Gallipoli before being disbanded in 1922.
Ramillies er en kommune i den belgiske provinsen Vallonsk Brabant.
Ramillies and the union with Scotland (Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962.
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 Horse & Musket History Page
During the 1702 campaign, he forced the French from Spanish Guelders and took Liege, for which he was made a duke, and in 1704 he won a great victory, in concert with Prince Eugene of Savoy, over the French and Belgians at Blenheim.
The Seven Years War (1756-63), whose North American portion was called the French and Indian War (the last of the four so-called "French and Indian Wars" there during the 17th and 18th centuries, which stared with King William's War in 1689), was a power struggle between Austria/France/Russia/Sweden and Prussia/Hanover/Britain.
A number of campaigns ensued in 1778, resulting in battles such as Monmouth in June (a major British loss), the American victory at Stony Point in July, and Benedict Arnold's going over the British side in the fall.
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1706 - 23 May, French are defeated at the Battle of Ramillies near the Belgian village of Ramillies-Offus, forcing them to withdraw from the Netherlands.
1715 - Jacobite Rebellion in Scotland - November 13, defeat of the Jacobites at the Battle of Sheriffmuir.
Battle of Quiberon Bay, a decisive naval engagement.
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