18 March, 1793

At the head of more than 40,000 men, General Dumouriez attacked Prince Frederick of Saxe-Coburg's Austrians but his columnar advance was soundly defeated.

Losing 4000 men to his enemy's 3000, Dumouriez defected to the Allies after being accused of treachery by the political officers accompanying his army.

Needless to say, the first people he introduced to the Austrians were his accusers.




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