September 1793. The Fatherland is in great danger in the face of a Europe outraged by the execution of King Louis XVI. After the defeat of Neerwinden in March, the armies of the Republic must regain morale and the path to victory to face the Anglo-Austro-Prussian coalition which is rising up against them. With remarkable energy, Lazare Carnot redeploys the armies and entrusts them to new generals. With one of them, General Houchard is to march on Dunkirk, besieged by the allies under the orders of the Duke of York. The battle takes place in the small town of Hondschoote. There, for the first time, stands out a body born the previous year, that of the National Gendarmerie. Even if it does not remove the danger, the French victory forces the allies to abandon the siege of Dunkirk and is psychologically important as it puts an end to a series of failures. From then on, the armies of the Republic will pull themselves together and leave for new conquests.