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Battle Name : Saarbrücken

Date(s) : 02 August 1870

Part of : Franco-Prussian War ,

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between French II Corps and Prussian First Army

Type of battle : Land


A first skirmish over a border town which warned the French that the Prussian army was much better prepared than was expected. The French made a lunge at German outposts but later withdrew and the town was re-occupied.