- Battle of Hondshoote (1793)
Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Hondschoote
French Revolutionary Wars
8 September, 1793
combatant2=flagicon|UK|1606 Great Britain
Jean Nicolas Houchard Jean-Baptiste Jourdan
Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
casualties2=4,000The Battle of Hondschoote was fought on
September 6through 8, 1793at 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 guillotinedfor failing to pursue the British.
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