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Battle Name : Tongres

Date(s) : 09 May 1703 - 16 May 1703

Part of : The War of the Spanish Succession ,

Outcome : A victory for French Army over Marlborough's Allied Army

Type of battle : Land, Seige


Villeroi launched a surprise attack on units of the allied army in the Maastricht sector. The French were able to capture Tongres and with it quantities of allied supplies. When the troops who had been attacking Bonn were released to come to the aid of the troops falling back from Tongres Villeroi decided to retreat, first razing Tongres.