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King George II rallying his troops at Dettingen, 27 June 1743

From 'The Boys Book of British Battles'. A book of 18 full page chromolithographs and two vignettes depicting battles between 1704-1882. By Richard Simkin, published by George Routledge and Sons, 1884 (c).

Dettingen is best known as the last battle in which a reigning British monarch personally led his troops. It took place in southern Germany on 27 June 1743, during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748). British forces, in alliance with those of Hanover and Austria, fought and defeated the French.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1977-01-42-4


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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