A Waste of Blood and Treasure: The 1799 Anglo-Russian by Philip Ball,Kate Bohdanowicz PDF

By Philip Ball,Kate Bohdanowicz

ISBN-10: 1473885183

ISBN-13: 9781473885189

With the Netherlands overrun through French Republican forces, the British and Russian governments despatched an allied military of 48,000 males less than the Duke of York to disencumber the rustic and fix the home of Orange.

The greatest operation fastened by way of Pitt's ministry through the French progressive Wars, the amphibious excursion concerned the 1st ever direct cooperation among British and Russian forces, embroiled the armies in 5 full-scale battles, and secured the seize of the Dutch fleet. As Britain's first significant continental involvement when you consider that 1795, it performed an element in shaping the early careers of many recognized army commanders of the Napoleonic Wars. in any case, notwithstanding, the crusade failed spectacularly. Its inglorious finish provoked parliamentary outrage and ended in diplomatic rupture among Britain and Russia. The Duke of York by no means commanded a military within the box again.

This e-book examines British, French, Dutch and Russian resources to bare a desirable story of intrigue, diplomatic skullduggery and bold motion. Spies, politicians, sailors and squaddies all play an element within the fascinating tale of an excursion that made (and broke) reputations and verified alliances. It recounts in lavish element the sequence of battles fought to disencumber a those who confirmed no interest in being stored and explores the tale at the back of the triumphs and screw ups of this forgotten campaign.

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