George II at Dettingen


The French numbered around 56,000, against the Allies' 46,000. The British, based around Maulbray, advanced through Vezon, over the ravine and uphill to the French lines. Dutch and Hanoverian actions concentrated on the area between Anthoing and Fontenoy. The Bois de Barri on the right of the line was the area of responsibility of Brigadier-General Ingoldsby, but he fell short of expectations and was court-martialled after the battle, found guilty of disobedience and suspended from the army.


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by Stephen Luscombe