Battle of Rocroi


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Noun1.Battle of Rocroi - a battle in the Thirty Years' War (1643)Battle of Rocroi - a battle in the Thirty Years' War (1643); the French defeated the Spanish invaders
Thirty Years' War - a series of conflicts (1618-1648) between Protestants and Catholics starting in Germany and spreading until France and Denmark and Sweden were opposing the Holy Roman Empire and Spain
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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15 The Battle of Rocroi in 1643 was a crucial victory for a slightly outnumbered French army of 22,000 over which country's forces?
Parrott chooses as his first target the tendency of military historians to use the battle of Rocroi in 1643 as the starting point for discussions of the French role in the modernization of warfare, as well as their reliance upon printed manuals and literary sources instead of archival materials.
Nevertheless, in 1643 a terrible defeat against the French at the battle of Rocroi gave notice that Spanish grandees should not expect glory from mass combat.