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The glorious first of June : fleet battle in the reign of terror

By: Willis, Sam

Part of the Hearts of Oak Trilogy series
1849160392 / 9781849160391
Paperback
940.2745
27/09/2012
Usually dispatched within 2 weeks
England
22 cm xlvi, 434 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. (chiefly col.)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2011.

France, early summer 1794. The French Revolution has been hijacked by the extreme Jacobins and is in the grip of The Terror.

While the guillotine relentlessly takes the heads of innocents, two vast French and British fleets meet in the mid-Atlantic following a week of skirmishing.

After fierce fighting, both sides claim victory. In The Glorious First of June Sam Willis not only tells, with thrilling immediacy and masterly clarity, the story of an epic and complex battle, he also places it within the context of The Terror, the survival of the French Revolution and the growth of British sea-power.

BIC:

3JF c 1700 to c 1800, HBJD European history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, HBTM Maritime history, HBWH Napoleonic Wars

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