Malstatt-Bu Reach Malt
MALSTATT-BU REACH MALT Thus this " very murdering battle " as Marlborough called it the last and greatest pitched battle of the war was almost barren of results. The Allies lost not less than twenty thousand men, or nearly a quarter of the whole force, the thirty battalions of the Dutch infantry losing half their numbers. On the French side there were some twelve thousand casualties. If further evidence were necessary to prove that the French fought their hardest, it could be found in the fact that whereas in almost every other battle, from 1660 to 1792, there were deserters and prisoners by the thousand, at Malplaquet only 500 of the French fell into the hands of the victors unwounded.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)