Sedan, Battle of

Sedan, Battle of

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  • Sedan, Battle of — (Sept. 1, 1870) Defeat of the French army in the Franco Prussian War that led to the fall of the Second Empire. At the French border fortress of Sedan on the Meuse River, 120,000 French troops under Maurice, count de Mac Mahon, were attacked by… …   Universalium

  • Sedan, Battle of — (1870)    The most decisive German victory of the Franco Prussian War. With the French Army of the Rhine under Marshal Bazaine besieged in Metz, the last hope for France rested with the Army of Châlons, commanded by Marshal Patrice MacMahon.… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • battle — battle1 battler, n. /bat l/, n., v., battled, battling. n. 1. a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing military forces: the battle of Waterloo. 2. participation in such hostile encounters or engagements: wounds received in battle. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Battle of France — Part of the Western Front of the Second World War Clockwise from top left: German …   Wikipedia

  • Sedan — may refer to: Vehicles * Sedan (car), a car/automobile with a specific body structure * Sedan chair, English name for litter (vehicle), a human powered, wheelless device for transport of persons * Aeronca Sedan, a light aircraft Places ;France *… …   Wikipedia

  • Sedan, West Virginia — Sedan is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Sedan is located between Hanging Rock and Delray on Delray Road (West Virginia Route 29) in the North River Valley. The community was named for the… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of the Scheldt — Part of World War II Buffalo amphibious vehicles taking Canadians across the Scheldt in Zeeland, 1944 …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Overloon — Part of World War II Date 30 September–18 October 1944 Location Overloon, Netherlands Res …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Sedan — Infobox Military Conflict caption= partof=the Franco Prussian War conflict=Battle of Sedan date=1 September 1870 place=Sedan, France result=Decisive German victory; End of the Second French Empire combatant1=flagicon|Prussia|1803 Kingdom of… …   Wikipedia

  • Sedan, France — French commune nomcommune=Sedan région=Champagne Ardenne département=Ardennes arrondissement=Sedan canton=3 cantons insee=08409 cp=08200 maire=Dominique Billaudelle mandat=2001 2008 intercomm= longitude=4.94111 latitude=49.70250 alt moy=157 m alt …   Wikipedia

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