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Battle of Fleurus, 16 June 1794. Marshal Jean Baptiste Jourdan (1762-1833) victorious against the Austrians. This was the first use of a hot air balloon (Montgolfier) in warfare. The balloon is in top right of picture. The French used it for reconnaisance. Galerie des Batailles, Versailles.

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Battle of Fleurus, 16 June 1794.  Marshal Jean Baptiste Jourdan (1762-1833) victorious against the Austrians.  This was the first use of a hot air balloon (Montgolfier) in warfare. The balloon is in top right of picture. The French used it for reconnaisance. Galerie des Batailles, Versailles.