battle of Denain

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Marshal Villars, leading a French army of 24,000 troops, surprised an Anglo‐Dutch force of about 10,000 men under Albemarle close to Denain on 24 July. Allied reinforcements under Prince Eugene tried to come to Albemarle's assistance but could not cross the Scheldt river. Fewer than 4,000 of Albemarle's men escaped.

Subjects: British History.

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