Marsin sentence example

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  • It was the scene of the defeat of the French and Bavarians under Marshals Tallard and Marsin, on the 13th of August 1704, by the English and the Austrians under the duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene.
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  • Thus the centre of the combined forces consisted of the cavalry of Marsin's right and of Tallard's left.
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  • Tallard therefore had a few horse on his right between the Danube and Blenheim, a mass of infantry in his centre atBlenheim itself, and a long line of cavalry supported by a few battalions forming his left wing in the plain, and connecting with the right of Marsin's army.
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  • Marlborough and Eugene on their part were to attack respectively Tallard and Marsin.
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  • Marsin dared not reinforce Tallard to any extent, and the duke was preparing for the grand attack.
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  • Marsin's right swung back towards its own army.
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  • Wheeling to their left the pursuers drove hundreds of fugitives into the Danube, and Eugene was now pressing the army of Marsin towards Marlborough, who re-formed and faced northward to cut off its retreat.
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  • Tallard was already a prisoner, but in the dusk and confusion Marsin slipped through between the duke and Eugene.
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  • Marsin's army, though it lost heavily, was drawn off in good order; Tallard's was almost annihilated.
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  • The ageing of the great king was betrayed not only by the fortune of war in the hands of Villeroy, la Feuillade, or Marsin; disgrace and misery at home were worse than defeat.
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  • Prince Eugene had only thirty thousand men; but his antagonist the duke of Orleans, though full of zeal and courage, wanted experience, and Marshal Marsin, his adlatus, held powers from Louis XIV.
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