By Philip Ball,Kate Bohdanowicz
The greatest operation fastened by means of Pitt's ministry throughout the French innovative 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 considering 1795, it performed an element in shaping the early careers of many recognized army commanders of the Napoleonic Wars. in spite of everything, despite the fact that, the crusade failed spectacularly. Its inglorious finish provoked parliamentary outrage and resulted in diplomatic rupture among Britain and Russia. The Duke of York by no means commanded a military within the box again.
This ebook examines British, French, Dutch and Russian assets to bare a desirable story of intrigue, diplomatic skullduggery and bold motion. Spies, politicians, sailors and infantrymen all play an element within the fascinating tale of an excursion that made (and broke) reputations and proven alliances. It recounts in lavish element the sequence of battles fought to free up a those that confirmed no real interest in being kept and explores the tale at the back of the triumphs and screw ups of this forgotten campaign.
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A Waste of Blood and Treasure: The 1799 Anglo-Russian Invasion of the Netherlands by Philip Ball,Kate Bohdanowicz