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Battle Name : Menin

Date(s) : 27 April 1794 - 30 April 1794

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the First Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Coalition Forces [Austrian, Hanoverians]

Type of battle : Land


The Coalition troops attempted to hold the fortified town but were overwhelmed by the French. During the battle the Coalition captured 7 French guns but five of these were later recaptured by the French.


A southern Belgian town almost on the Franco-Begian border about 13 miles north of Lille.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
500 (3.57%)

Coalition Forces [Austrian, Hanoverians]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,000 (41.27%)