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Var River

Battle Name : Var River

Date(s) : 22 May 1800 - 27 May 1800

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

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between French Forces [Army of Italy] and Austrian Forces

Type of battle : Land


A series of indeterminate clashes to the north and west of Nice. The Austrians were fighting on French soil but were on extended lines of communication. The French were not particularly determined to throw them back because the strategic plan would leave the Austrian force isolated.
On getting the news of Napoleon's push over the Alps Melas at once marched his troops out of France intending to go to Turin.


A river which enters the Mediterranean sea between Nice and Cannes. (France)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Army of Italy]

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Austrian Forces

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Casualties :
500 (3.33%)