Charles Dumouriez served France's for more than 30 years before
the upheavals of the Revolution.
had field commands in Corsica and acted
as an agent on various secret missions around Europe.
1792, he became a lieutenant-general and led the Army of the North
and earned joint laurels, with Francois
Kellerman, for the victory at Valmy.
won the battle of Jemappes and
invaded Holland, but was beaten at Neerwinden.
was at this stage Dumouriez began talks with the Austrians and defected
to them in 1793, fleeing just ahead of the clutches, and musketballs,
of a young Louis Davout.
Dumouriez eventually ended up in London seven years later and spent
a lot of time advising Arthur Wellesley, later the Duke
When Britain sent troops to Portugal
and Spain, Dumouriez helped guerrilla leaders organise their
campaigns against France.