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Map of the Battle of Dettingen, 1743 (Dettingen am Main, Bavaria, Germany) 50°02'29"N 09°02'00"E

c.1743 or later

RCIN 728103

On 27 June 1743, an army of British, Hanoverian and Dutch soldiers led by George II met French troops outside the small village of Dettingen. Although his situation was desperate, George II managed to break through the French lines and gain victory. Dettingen was the last battle in which a British monarch led the troops, and the first engagement fought by the Duke of Cumberland, who gained widespread praise. This large and elegant map was made as a record of the progress of the allied army during the campaign. King’s Military Map Collection Cat. 46
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    Old heading [black pencil:] Military Dettingen 1743. Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, old paper library label, ink:] V/14.

    dummy sheet (K Mil):
    Title [ink:] A drawn Plan of all the Marches and Incampments of the Army of the Allies, commanded by H.M. the King of Great Britain, from the Battle of Dettingen to the end of the Campaign in the year 1743 by M.r Schultz; [also in ink:] A Roll ..... [in black pencil:] 5 Table 2.d; [in black pencil, in a modern hand:] Big: sep. seq. George III heading: Battle of Dettingen 27 June 1743 and Encampment from that time to the 13 Oct. 1743; [in black pencil, above George III heading, erased, perhaps in a modern hand:] Folder, too big. Watermark: B & W. Size: 47.0 x 32.6 cm. [no RCIN; not on fiche]

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