On the coach trip back to Mons, a visit to the Jemappes
Municipal cemetery was undertaken to visit the graves of two 42nd Bn.
But just three weeks into World War I, he found himself in the thick of fierce fighting in Jemappes
He and a sapper were given the job of blowing up the Bridge of Jemappes
Contemporary summaries such as Mullie's formulaic praise of counter-admiral Prince de Joinville intimated that the walls targeted by the Suffren, the Jemappes
and the Argus crumbled within seven hours.
On September 20th, the French were victorious at Valmv, confirming the Republic, followed by the decisive victory over the combined forces of Prussia and Austria at Jemappes
on October 6th.
Although historians have generally represented the military history of the revolution as a series of campaigns resolved by great battles - Valmy, Jemappes
, Neerwinden, Wattignies, Fleurus - it is striking that revolutionary politicians, journalists, poets, playwrights and artists devoted so much of their attention to these two sieges.
Principal battles: Valmy, Jemappes
(1792); Neerwinden (near Liege) (1793).
NO MAN WAS with him as he walked on and on, heading, without knowing it, back towards Jemappes
. He started as he saw the little brick building beside the road.
The Suffren, Jemappes
, and Argus are usually given as the lead vessels, subsequently supported by the Triton, Belle Poule, and Rubis.
Principal battles: Jemappes
(1792); Neerwinden (near Liege), Hondschoote, Wattignies (1793); Fleurus (1794); Wurzburg (1796); Stockach (1799); Talavera (Talavera de la Reina) (1808); Vitoria (1813).