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Battle Name : Bitche

Date(s) : 17 November 1793

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

Outcome : A victory for French Garrison over Coalition Forces [Prussian]

Type of battle : Land


A Prussian raid was planned on the 'impregnable' fortress of Bitche [Bitsch] . Entry was gained with the aid of a French traitor but the attempt was discovered when the Prussians had only gained entry to the outer defences. They were then repulsed with heavy losses.


The fortress in the town of Bitche, northeastern France close to the German border about 45 miles west of Karlsruhe. (France)

Casualty figures

French Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
70 (9.47%)

Coalition Forces [Prussian]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
371 (30.92%)