Monday, 19 July 2021

Battle of Assietta 1747

 Today's anniversary. The Battle of Assietta was a significant engagement of the War of the Austrian Succession and pitted a numerically superior French force of 25,000-40,000 men[2] under the command of Louis Fouquet, Chevalier de Belle-Isle against a Sardinian army of 15,000 men[2] led by Giovanni Bricherasio. The French were soundly defeated and their commander, Belle-Isle, killed during the course of the battle.

Helion are publishing a book on this battle later this year. Read about it here

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