Battle of Amiens (1870)
The Battle of Amiens or Battle of Villers-Bretonneux was fought on 27 November 1870 during the Franco-Prussian War, ending in a Prussian victory.
The French under General Jean-Joseph Farre fought the Prussians under Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel in Amiens, France. Having already capitulated at Metz, the French were compelled to leave the city of Amiens. About 1,383 French soldiers were killed and wounded, and about 1,000 were declared to be missing. The Germans lost 1,216 soldiers and 76 officers.
- Bruce, George (1981). Harbottle's Dictionary of Battles. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. ISBN 0-442-22336-6.
Coordinates: 49°52′03″N 2°31′15″E / 49.8675°N 2.5208°E