Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

English and Russian invasion of Noord-Holland (Russian general Herman captured) (1799)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Wigs and revolutions

Scene of action:

Callantsoog

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

War    European history   

A British fleet of over 10.000 men invaded the Netherlands at the beach of Callantsoog on August 27th 1799. In the following weeks the British received reinforcements from mostly Russian troops. Initially the invasion seemed successful: the Batavian fleet surrendered to the English. However, subsequently the English-Russian army was defeated by the French-Batavian troops.