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Battle of Dettingen
The Battle of Dettingen (German: Schlacht bei Dettingen) took place on June 16 (some sources, no doubt using a different calendar, say June 27), 1743 at Dettingen in Bavaria during the War of the Austrian Succession. It was the last time that a British monarch, George II, led his troops into battle. The British forces, in alliance with those of Hanover and Hesse (the "Pragmatic Army" of 50,000 men), defeated an army of 70,000 French under the duc de Noailles.
During the battle, Lieutenant Colonel Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochaw warned The Royal Scots Fusiliers not to fire until they could “see the white’s of their e’en.”
In memory of this victory, Handel composed his Dettingen Te Deum.
Dettingen Company is the short-course Company (for example, Territorial Army Commissioning Courses) at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and is named after the battle.
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