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French Victory at the Battle of Jemmappes

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French Victory at the Battle of Jemmappes

Description

This engraving first appeared in the newspaper Révolutions de Paris and shows the French General Charles–François Dumouriez entering the city of Mons after having led French forces to their first truly decisive victory of the war on 6 November 1792. According to the caption, this victory demonstrated to all of Europe that French forces, although having lost their traditional officer class through emigration, were nevertheless victorious because of their commitment to fighting for liberty.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1792

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/128/
Michel Hennin. Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France. Tome 129, Pièces 11308-11394, période : 1792

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

128
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE FOL-QB-201 (129)

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Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

8.5 x 16.5 cm

Title (French)

Victoire des Français à la bataille de Gemmappe

Caption

le 17 novembre 1792 le général Dumourier est entré à Mons après une bataille dont l'histoire ne fournit pas d'exemple. Les Français ont prouvé qu'ils sont dignes de combattre pour la liberté