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Battle Name : Bergen-op-Zoom

Date(s) : 08 March 1814

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's defence of France ,

Outcome : A victory for French Garrison over British Forces

Type of battle : Land


A futile British attempt on one of the strongest fortresses in the Netherlands. The British did manage to storm into the town but a determined counter attack soon drove them out again. One battalion was cut off by the rising tide was captured intact but release, on conditions, the next day.


A fortified town on the eastern bank of the Schelde estuary about 22 miles north of Antwerp. (Netherlands)

Casualty figures

French Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
600 (22.22%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,100 (52.50%)