England VS. France

England and France, possibly the greatest frenemies of all time. They've squared off in a few fights over the years. Can you name the battles based on the clues below?
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Year
War or Conflict
Description
Answer
Victor
1066
Norman Invasion of England
William de Normandie claims the English crown and meets the English King, Harold II, in battle here.
Hastings
France (Normandy)
1346
Hundred Years War
English longbowmen decimate the disorganized French charge. This won't be the last time either.
Crécy
England
1356
Hundred Years War
English longbowmen again make the difference. King Jean II is captured in battle.
Poitiers
England
1415
Hundred Years War
The French really do not appreciate the power of the longbow. Henry V inspires his men to another improbable victory.
Agincourt
England
1558
Italian War
The French finally reclaim this city, the last English held territory in France.
Calais
France
1754
French and Indian War (Seven Years War)
George Washington's only military surrender. Good thing he was working for the British at the time.
Fort Necesitty
France
1778
American Revolution
The British beseiged and captured this French colony in India after the French entered the war on the side of the USA.
Pondicherry
Great Britain
1779
Anglo-Spanish War
The French and Spanish sign a treaty promising to aid each other in reclaiming lost territory. Their first target is this 'rock' in southern Spain that the British had captured seventy years prior.
Gibraltar
Great Britain
1781
American Revolution
A French fleet blocks General Cornwallis' escape to the sea, and he is forced to surrender to the Americans.
Yorktown
France and USA
1793
Napoleonic Wars
The British besiege the French at this port city. Little did the Brits know they would be under siege themselves here 147 years later.
Dunkirk
France
1798
Napoleonic Wars
Napoleon seeks to conquer Egypt en route to harassing the British in India. The British fleet has other ideas and stops him at this river.
The Nile
Great Britain
1805
Napoleonic Wars
Admiral Lord Nelson bucks naval warfare tradition and splits the French and Spanish fleet in to thirds. The act cost him his life but his forces were victorious.
Trafalgar
United Kingdom
1809
Napoleonic Wars
The British retreat across Spain to this port city where they barely manage to escape the French army.
Corunna
France
1815
Napoleonic Wars
Napoleon is finally defeated at the hands of the Duke of Wellington.
Waterloo
United Kingdom
1940
World War II
After the fall of France, a French admiral refuses to surrender his fleet to the British, despite fears the fleet may fall into the hands of the Germans. The British open fire on their allies, sinking several ships.
Mers-el-Kébir
United Kingdom
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2015
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