French military victories
French military victories
French military victories
French military victories

French military victories
Franco-Prussian War, WWI, WWII

For French military history background, please see French military history. Many thanks to David Waldron for the new updates on the French Expeditionary Corps in World War II! This list is includes the Franco-Prussian War, World War I and World War II. It's only a VERY partial list so far.

Win/Loss
Date
Outcome
Special Significance
Location (Modern Location)
Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871
French military loss
1870 AD
Mars la Tour - France vs. Prussia
August 16, 1870
near Metz, France
French military victory
1870 AD
Gravelotte - France vs. Prussia
August 18, 1870
near Metz, France
French military loss
1870 AD
Sedan - France vs. Prussia
September 1, 1870
Sedan, France
French military loss
1870 AD
Metz - France vs. Prussia
September 3 – October 23, 1870. Decisive Prussian win. 130,000 French surrender.
Metz, France
French military loss
1871 AD
Paris - France vs. Prussia, etc.
September 19, 1870 – January 28, 1871. Decisive win. 146,000 French surrender.
Paris, France
French military loss
1871 AD
Belfort - France vs. Baden, Wurttemburg
3 November 1870-18 February 1871.
Belfort, France
World War I
French military loss
1914 AD
Frontiers - France vs. Germany
Germans smash French offensive into Germany.
Franco-German border
French military victory
1914 AD
Marne - France vs. Germany
One of the greatest battles of all time.
Marne River, France
Indecisive Battle
1916 AD
Somme River - UK, France vs. Germany
One of the greatest battles of all time.
Somme, France
French military victory
1916 AD
Verdun - France vs. Germany
One of the greatest battles of all time.
Verdun, France
French military loss
1917 AD
Second Battle of the Aisne - France vs. Germany
Germans smash the Nivelle offensive.
Aisne River, France
French military victory
1918 AD
Marne - Allies vs. Germany
Sequel battles but with UK and USA.
Marne River, France
French military victory
1918 AD
Hundred Days Offensive - Allies vs. Germany
Allies lose more men, but win the offensive.
Northern France, Belgium
World War II
French military victory
1940 AD
Gembloux Gap - France vs. Germany
One of the greatest tank battles no one has ever heard of.
Hannut, Belgium
French military loss
1940 AD
Sedan - France vs. Germany
The walls into France are cracked open by Rommel.
Sedan, France
French military loss
1940 AD
Belfort - France vs. Germany
6/22/40 - Three armies spread between Epinal to Belfort surrender.
Belfort, France
French military victory
1940 AD
Alps - France vs. Italy
Two divisions manning Little Maginot Line blunt full Italian thrust.
French-Italian Border
French military loss
1940 AD
Mers-El-Kebir - France vs. Great Britain
The British assault a French North African port
Mers-El-Kebir, French North Africa (Algeria)
French military victory
1940 AD
Dakar - France vs. Great Britain
BB Richelieu holds off British task force
Dakar, French North Africa (Senegal)
French military victory
1943 AD
Colle Belvedere - France vs. Nazi Germany
Gen. Juin and the FEC (French Expeditioary Corps) force the Germans off the Slopes of Colle Belvedere
Italy - Gustav Line
French military victory
1944 AD
Gustav Line - France vs. Nazi Germany
Gen. Juin and the FEC (French Expeditionary Corps) capture Cerasola, Mount Faito, San Giogrio, Ausonia and Espera
Italy - Gustav Line

References

Answers.com
http://www.fortified-places.com/namur1692.html
http://www.geocities.com/ao1617/Battle.html
http://www.firstworldwar.com/battles/wf.htm
www.wikipedia.com

French Military Victories - Victories and Losses

There are several pages in this section. Please read all of them and let me know what you think.

  1. French military History - Thesis by Narayan Sengupta
  2. French military history - Caesar to Charlemagne to Hugh Capet by Narayan Sengupta
  3. French military history - Crusades to Hundred Years War by Narayan Sengupta
  4. French military history - European Wars by Narayan Sengupta
  5. French military history - American Revolution by Narayan Sengupta
  6. French military history - Napoleonic Wars - French Revolution to War of 1st Coalition by Narayan Sengupta
  7. Napoleonic Wars - War of 2nd Coalition by Narayan Sengupta
  8. Napoleonic Wars - War of 3rd Coalition by Narayan Sengupta
  9. French military history - Napoleonic Wars - 6th and 7th Coalition by Narayan Sengupta
  10. French military history - Franco-Prussian War, WWI, WWII by Narayan Sengupta
  11. French military raids by Narayan Sengupta
  12. French military History References


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