Versailles, castles of Versailles and Trianon © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles)

Second battle of Wörth, 6 August 1870, painting by Aimé Morot

The second battle of Wörth took place on 6 August 1870 in Alsace at the beginning of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. It became famous for two cavalry charges, that of General Michel at Morsbronn and that of Bonnemains about two hours later. They both resulted in heavy casualties in the face of heavy fire from Prussian infantry regiments.