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Malplaquet battle field

Akron, Ohio
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Malplaquet battle field

How does one gain access to this battle field? Are there monuments and memorials of any type? A local library for history or description of the event? New research about the event? Organized tours? How extensive is the battle field site? Any re-enactments of any type? Where is it? An anniversary? Do European towns send commemorative tributes for honoring the contribution of their citizens?

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Akron, Ohio
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1. Re: Malplaquet battle field

Must one travel to Bavay to arrive at Malplaquet battlefield site? How close to the Belgian border is the official battle-field site? We have been searching for information and assistance and answers to these questions and other questions for a long while. Is it possible to tour the battle field site on your own or must you belong to a group authorized to visit the place like an authentic group with connections with a university? What is there to see on the battle-field site? Are there archives of recent publications concerning the battle and battle-field arrangements for commentating the events? Do French universities offer courses or learning experiences about events? Where do visitors stay for an overnight visit lasting two days? Are there reading materials to describe the events from that day? Where are there near-by battlefield sites from the same period? Is public transportation by rail available to gain access or close proximity to the battlefield site? Thanks for helping.

Montreal
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2. Re: Malplaquet battle field

I don't really know much about this battle. Have you thought of asking a near by university for more informations ?

anyhow, I did a quick search for you. I haven't find much in English but in French it seems to indicates that there is a walk from Taisnières-sur-Hon. It also seems that you there is now an application that you can download to have all the informations regarding the history of that battle while walking.

Last thing, in a week from now, if you are in the neighborhood, there is a special event with a guided walking tour around the Battle of Malplaquet (even if you don't like guided tour ;-) )

If you can read French :

tourisme-avesnois.com/voir-faire/randonnees/…

parc-naturel-avesnois.fr/blog/…

villesetvillagesdelavesnois.org/musees/musee…

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https://www.cc-paysdemormal.fr/rando-guidee-…

and

https:/…

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>Do European towns send commemorative tributes for honoring the contribution of their citizens?<

Are you kidding? There are literally thousands of such battlefields all over Europe - that particular area was known as the "Cockpit of Europe" since it was the scene of so many battles between competing monarchs and religions. Apart from the odd historical re-enactment society and the local museum, who will want to make a "commemorative tribute" to a long-gone battle whose participants were not fighting for any great cause and were mostly conscripts or "volunteers" who joined up whilst "in their cups" or because they had nothing to eat?.

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