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Predil Blockhouse

Battle Name : Predil Blockhouse

Date(s) : 15 May 1809 - 18 May 1809

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Austrian Campaign 1809 ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Austrians held the fortified position with 250 men and 8 guns. They put up a spirited defence against overwhelming odds for four days. All the Austrians were killed, a truly heroic defence to the last man.


A fortified position in the valley of the river Isonzo in northeastern Italy about 6 miles south of Tarvisio. (Italy)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
450 (5.29%)

Austrian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
250 (100.00%)