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The Battle for Engelen, it is 1587 the 13th of July.
In the history of 1200 year a significant event occurred: The battle of Engelen. Engelen, occupied by the Spanish troops, was situated at a strategic point which provoked skirmishes every now and then.
During the Eighty Years’ War the troops under the Spanish Commander Claudius van Berlaymont, monitored and defended the mouth of the river Dieze, flowing into the river Maas and the shipping traffic on the rivers.
The defence fortifications were also important during the Siege of
‘s-Hertogenbosch, where it was part of the outside line of defensive works for the Dutch State troops.




















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