Battle of Wattignies 24-25 Vendémiaire An II - The Soldiers of the Republic Volume VI
At the end of summer 1793, the French thwarted the English Army’s attempted siege of Dunkerque by their victory at Hondschoote on their Hanoverian allies. This setback did not disrupt the Prince of Coburg’s plans. With the Austrian Army, he lay siege to Maubeuge, one of the last citadels protecting the border from northern France.
Later, Napoleon would describe the battle of Wattignies as “the Revolution’s most beautiful feat of arms”