Memorable Battles in World History
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John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga



Painting by John Trumbull depicting British lieutenant general John Burgoyne surrendering to Continental Army major general Horatio Gates at Saratoga on October 17, 1777. The American victory here marked a major turning point of the American Revolutionary War, because it induced France to enter the war openly on the American side.

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