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Battle Name : Lincelles

Date(s) : 18 August 1793

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

Outcome : A victory for Coalition Forces [British & Dutch] over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


A scrappy engagement in which there was poor coordination between the allies. The Dutch attacked first and drove the French out of the village, a counter attack drove the Dutch out and a British attack finally won the day.


A village just on the French side of the Franco-Belgian border about 7 miles north of Lille.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
670 (13.40%)

Coalition Forces [British & Dutch]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
350 (10.00%)