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Battle Name : Ghent

Date(s) : 13 December 1708 - 30 December 1708

Part of : The War of the Spanish Succession ,

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

Type of battle : Land, Seige


The town was blockaded on three sides on the 13th and the fourth side was closed by Prince Eugene's arrival on the 18th. The trenches were opened on the 23rd and 90 guns were brought into use against the defences. The French Governor, Lamotte, surrendered on the 30th December.


Town of Ghent, Belgium. (Belgium)

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As a direct consequence of the fall of Ghent Bruges, Marlborough's other end of year target, was abandoned by its French garrison.