Fleurus 26 juin 1794
Fleurus - June 26, 1794  (in French)
Fleurus - June 26, 1794  (in French)
Fleurus - June 26, 1794  (in French)
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Fleurus - June 26, 1794 (in French)

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June 1794. The forces of the Republic, after the victory of Tourcoing and the capture of the fortress of Luxembourg, are now trying to bring down the coalition for which Austria provides the main forces. But what remains of the Austrian Netherlands resists vigorously, under the command of the Prince of Coburg. In Paris, the orders of the Committee of Public Safety are clear: win or die, and Robespierre fully intends to be obeyed. A defeated general is a dead general. This is the regime of Terror. The Representatives of the People in the Armies, Saint-Just and Le Bas, also have their revenge to take on their colleague Carnot who is the instigator of Tourcoing's victory but takes up too much space in the Committee. A major victory is necessary because in front of the French are Austrians, English, Dutch, but also French with white cockades. The battle of Fleurus will offer them a double victory: the prestigious victory of arms as well as the symbolic and political victory of the Republic which makes the memory of the royal victory of 1690 disappear on this same battlefield.