Battle of Hondshoote (1793)


Battle of Hondshoote (1793)

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Hondschoote
partof=the French Revolutionary Wars


caption=
date=6 - 8 September, 1793
place=Hondschoote, France
result=French victory
combatant1=flagicon|France France
combatant2=flagicon|UK|1606 Great Britain
commander1=Jean Nicolas Houchard
Jean-Baptiste Jourdan
commander2=Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
strength1= 40,000
strength2=24,000
casualties1=3,000
casualties2=4,000
The Battle of Hondschoote was fought on September 6 through 8, 1793 at Hondschoote, Nord, France, and resulted in a French victory under General Houchard and General Jourdan against the British under the Duke of York.

At Hondschoote, 40,000 Frenchmen defeated 24,000 British and Hanoverian soldiers, capturing 6 flags and all of the Duke of York's artillery. This strategic victory resulted in the British lifting the siege of Dunkirk. Despite his triumphant entry into the city, General Houchard was later tried and guillotined for failing to pursue the British.


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