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Quatre Bras

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The Battle of Quatre Bras was a battle between Anglo-Dutch and French armies that too place on 16th June 1815 at Quatre Bras. The battle forms part of the Waterloo campaign and took place two days before the main event.

The I Corps of the Allied army was under command of Prince William of Orange (not the 1690 one, the 1815 one) and the French II Corps and III Cavalry Corps were under the command of Marshal Ney. The Dutch forces were initially pushed back by the French, until British reserves came up and Wellington arrived to take command.

Gets a mention in Sharpe's Waterloo where the eponymous Sharpe serves as a staff officer to Prince William of Orange.

Noted and annoying Arrsepedian Rabid Hams allegedly lost an ancestor in this battle.

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