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Stara Straza

Battle Name : Stara Straza

Date(s) : 15 May 1809

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

Outcome : A victory for Austrian Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


A daring and resourceful night raid by two companies of Austrians against a four battalion camp of French troops. The Austrians managed to take 700 sheep and 34 oxen for very few losses of their own.


A village in Dalmatia, Croatia about 38 miles east of Zara [now Zadar. (Croatia)

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French Forces

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300 (10.00%)

Austrian Forces

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