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Césanne [Cesana-Torinsese]

Battle Name : Césanne [Cesana-Torinsese]

Date(s) : 21 June 1815

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Hundred days ,

Outcome : A victory for Austrian Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Austrians, moving to take this important pass, were attacked by a numerically larger French force. The Austrians beat off the attack and secured the pass. This permitted the development of the Austrian thrust into the French Jura region by protecting its southern flank.


The village lies on the Italian side of the Col de Montgenèvre over the Alps to France. (Italy)

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