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Battle Name : Hondschoote

Date(s) : 06 September 1793 - 07 September 1793

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Coalition Forces [Hessian,Austrian & Dutch]

Type of battle : Land


The first battle in which swarms of skirmishers were used by the French to defeat troops in the line. Losses by the Coalition were heavy and could have been as high as 30%. The battle cause the Coalition to lift the siege of Dunkirk.


A village in northern France almost on the Belgian border about 9 miles southeast of Dunkirk (France)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,500 (8.22%)

Coalition Forces [Hessian,Austrian & Dutch]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
4,400 (25.14%)