battle of Minden

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(1 August 1759)

A battle in the Seven Years War. A French army seized the town of Minden, a German city guarding access to Hanover, but was surrounded by a large force of British, Hanoverian, and Hessian troops under Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick. On 1 August the French were severely defeated and Hanover was saved. This was the only pitched battle in which British troops were involved during the Seven Years War.

Subjects: British History — World History.

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