Bataille de Fleurus gagnee par l'Armee Francaise le Messidor, de l'An 2.Commandee par les Generaux Jourdan, Le Fevre, et Batre; Contre l'Armee Imperiale; Commandee par Cobourg, et Beaulieu.
Depose a la Bibliotheque Nationale. A Paris chez Jean, rue Jean de Beauvais, No.32 [n.d., c.1802].
Etching and engraving, 390 x 540mm. 15¼ x 21¼".
In the Battle of Fleurus (June 26, 1794) French forces under Jourdan defeated an Austrian army in one of the most decisive battles in the Low Countries during the French Revolutionary Wars. Both sides had forces numbering in the vicinity of 80,000 men but the French were able to more effectively concentrate their forces in order to achieve victory against the Austrians. The French use of the reconnaissance balloon 'l'Entreprenant', seen in the sky upper right, marked the first military use of an aircraft that had decisive influence on the outcome of the battle. L'Entreprenant continuously informed Jourdan about Austrian movements. From the series 'Conquêtes de Napoléonle Grand' published 1802. Numbered 'No.29' upper right.
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