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St. Vincent & Camperdown

by Christopher Lloyd

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The battles of St. Vincent and Camperdown mark the turning of the tide in the war against the French Revolution. They form the necessary prelude to the better-known victories of the Nelsonian epoch which followed, and it was on the foundation of these successes that British maritime supremacy was established to last for the next hundred years. For that reason, as well as for the biographical and narrative interest of the story, they deserve to be commemorated.… (more)

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Good and reasonably clear account of the two key Royal Navy battles of 1797. There's a bit more sycophancy than one might expect in a more modern account, but none-the-less an easy enough read for anyone interested in the period. ( )
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The battles of St. Vincent and Camperdown mark the turning of the tide in the war against the French Revolution. They form the necessary prelude to the better-known victories of the Nelsonian epoch which followed, and it was on the foundation of these successes that British maritime supremacy was established to last for the next hundred years. For that reason, as well as for the biographical and narrative interest of the story, they deserve to be commemorated.

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