[TDIH] Battle of Jemappes

On November 6, 1792, the newly-formed First French Republic fights at Jemappes. Ostensibly to avenge the French King and Queen, more probably to annex some ground, the eastern neighbors thought it’d be easy to defeat a bunch of peasants with no actual military experience.

Turned out, numbers, meat cleavers, forks and shovels work rather well on the battlefield, espcially when the combattants are “inexperienced” and don’t wait for the lines to be properly formed and the verbal jousting to be over.

  

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