Battle of Laeffelt, 2 July 1747 (Modern Lafelt)
Battle in the War of the Austrian Succession between the French led by Maurice de Saxe, and an army with British, Hessian, Dutch, Hanoverian and Austrian troops commanded by the duke of Cumberland. Austrian inaction allowed Saxe to concentrate on the British and German troops, who were close to success when the failure of their Dutch allies gave victory to Saxe. After this battle, the French were able to occupy most of the Austrian Netherlands.
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J. (4 November 2000), Battle of Laeffelt, 2 July 1747, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_laeffelt.html