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Ireland’s Wars: The Great Retreat

In the aftermath of Mons, and the larger “Battle of the Frontiers”, the Allied forces of Britain and France (and Belgium, technically) were in full retreat. Sir John French’s BEF had held the Germans up for the better part of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Mons

The early days of the war in Europe, for the men of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) anyway, were a helter-skelter affair of rapid mobilisation, a boat ride across the Irish Sea or English Channel and a march through the … Continue reading

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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Fontenoy

How many of these decisive battles involve England or France? Name: The Battle of Fontenoy The War: The War of the Austrian Succession When:  11 May 1745 Where: Outside the town of Fontenoy, a few miles south-east of the city … Continue reading

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