battle of Valmy

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Noun1.battle of Valmy - the French defeated the Austrian and Prussian troops in 1792 (with a famous cannonade from the French artillery)
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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Yet even the much-quoted dictum about the Battle of Valmy marking the start of a new epoch proves to be curiously vague and axiomatic: no analogies are provided, no prognoses hazarded.
Here's a sample of the subjects he covered: Verdun, Manchester, the invention and manufacture of champagne, helicopters, hints to wives and girlfriends on acceptable gifts for partners, cheese, the Battle of Valmy (1792), Attila the Hun and the destruction of Reims.