Mont-Saint-Jean - 6-7 juillet 1794
Mont-Saint-Jean - July 6-7, 1794  (in French)
Mont-Saint-Jean - July 6-7, 1794  (in French)
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If everyone knows the battle of Waterloo or Mont-Saint-Jean in 1815, few people know that this place had already seen French and coalition armies clash in July 1794. That year, after winning a success, after all limited, during the Battle of Fleurus, the French army known as Sambre-et-Meuse under General Jourdan continued the fight to prevent the forces of the First Coalition (Austria, Holland and England in particular) from marching on Paris.
Faced with disciplined and well-supplied armies, the “sans-culottes” showed courage and courage and repulsed the enemy, succeeding not only in routing him, but also in seizing Brussels and all the rest of it. Belgium, later annexed to France under the name of "united departments".