battle of Minden


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Noun1.battle of Minden - a battle in the Seven Years' War (1759) in which the English forces and their allies defeated the French
Seven Years' War - a war of England and Prussia against France and Austria (1756-1763); Britain and Prussia got the better of it
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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The day also commemorates the Battle of Minden between Britain-Hanover and French forces in 1759, along with the emancipation of British Empire slaves in 1834, for which Yorkshire MP William Wilberforce fought a tireless campaign for.
It's a date The date was chosen to mark the Battle of Minden on August 1, 1759, when British forces defeated the French thanks to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, as well as the emancipation of slaves in the UK in 1834, for which Yorkshire MP, William Wilberforce, campaigned.
Yorkshire Day began in 1975 as a protest against local government re-organisation and the date August 1 was chosen because of its links to the Battle of Minden, fought on that day in 1759, before which Yorkshire soldiers picked roses to wear into battle with their German allies.
He expects the arrival to coincide with an annual gathering and parade of KOSB veterans and their families in Berwick to commemorate the Battle of Minden in Germany, which took place in 1759.
Among the staged battles were Napoleon's assault on Russian positions, the clash at Edgehill between the Cavaliers and Roundheads and the Battle of Minden, one of Britain's great victories of the 18th Century.
The boring boffin argued it foretold the Duke of Marlborough's victory in the battle of Minden when he marched a rag-tag column of child soldiers through six miles under musket fire to defeat three crack French cavalry regiments and establish English (the lion) military power on the continent.
Few people are aware of the Battle of Minden, a largely forgotten conflict that took place in Germany on August 1, 1759.