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Four Days' Battle of 1666 Free download ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF On 1st June 1666 during the second Anglo Dutch War a large but outnumbered English Fleet engaged the Dutch off the mouth of the Thames in a colossal battle that was to involve nearly 200 ships and last four days False intelligence had led the English to divide their fleet to meet a phantom fleet from France and although the errant suadron rejoined on the final day of the battle it was not enough to redress the balance More than 1500 English sailors were killed 2000 taken prisoner and two vice admirals killed The battle ended when the English escaped into a fog bank both fleets by this time having expended their ammunition Like many a defeat it sparked controversy at the time and has been the subject of speculation and debate ever since The battle was an event of such overwhelming complexity that for centuries it defied description and deterred study but this superbly researched book is now recognised as the definitive English language account First published in 1996 it provides the only clear exposition of the opposing forces fils many holes in the narrative and answers most of the uestions raised by the actions of the English commanders The narrative is totally engrossing and worthy of what was the greatest battle anywhere in the age of sail and this new paperback edition will bring the story to new readers who missed the book in its earlier editions. Absolutely superb I cannot recommend this highly enough an absolute MUST READ for anyone interested in the Anglo Dutch Wars The research is beyond compare

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Four Days' Battle of 1666 Free download ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF On 1st June 1666 during the second Anglo Dutch War a large but outnumbered English Fleet engaged the Dutch off the mouth of the Thames in a colossal battle that was to involve nearly 200 ships and last four days False intelligence had led the English to divide their fleet to meet a phantom fleet from France and although the errant suadron rejoined on the final day of the battle it was not enough to redress the balance More than 1500 English sailors were killed 2000 taken prisoner and two vice admirals killed The battle ended when the English escaped into a fog bank both fleets by this time having expended their ammunition Like many a defeat it sparked controversy at the time and has been the subject of speculation and debate ever since The battle was an event of such overwhelming complexity that for centuries it defied description and deterred study but this superbly researched book is now recognised as the definitive English language account First published in 1996 it provides the only clear exposition of the opposing forces fils many holes in the narrative and answers most of the uestions raised by the actions of the English commanders The narrative is totally engrossing and worthy of what was the greatest battle anywhere in the age of sail and this new paperback edition will bring the story to new readers who missed the book in its earlier editions. A great book by the leading authority on the Restoration navy Good background history without being dry and over historical leading up to the riveting four days battle This is Forester and O Brian for real

Read Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê FoxFrank L

Four Days' Battle of 1666 Free download ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF On 1st June 1666 during the second Anglo Dutch War a large but outnumbered English Fleet engaged the Dutch off the mouth of the Thames in a colossal battle that was to involve nearly 200 ships and last four days False intelligence had led the English to divide their fleet to meet a phantom fleet from France and although the errant suadron rejoined on the final day of the battle it was not enough to redress the balance More than 1500 English sailors were killed 2000 taken prisoner and two vice admirals killed The battle ended when the English escaped into a fog bank both fleets by this time having expended their ammunition Like many a defeat it sparked controversy at the time and has been the subject of speculation and debate ever since The battle was an event of such overwhelming complexity that for centuries it defied description and deterred study but this superbly researched book is now recognised as the definitive English language account First published in 1996 it provides the only clear exposition of the opposing forces fils many holes in the narrative and answers most of the uestions raised by the actions of the English commanders The narrative is totally engrossing and worthy of what was the greatest battle anywhere in the age of sail and this new paperback edition will bring the story to new readers who missed the book in its earlier editions. If the ordered world of the 18th century is how you see naval warfare under sail all turns and orders be prepared for a shock with this book as two of the most aggressive naval nations batter each other in a bare knuckle fight from an era where retreating and saving oneself was not always the first choice of a gentleman or of a tarpaulinEven in the Napoleonic era with much smaller ships the Dutch could be trusted to put up a hell of a fight in the Second Dutch War where they had learned from their thrashing by the Commonwealth they had much comparable shipsFrank Fox describes a war that should not have occurred an underfunded Royal Navy taking on the financial might of the greatest trading nation in Europe Yet it involved twists and turns than enough in its three years as England sought to throttle the Dutch carrying tradeWe have a number of battles Lowestoft The Four Days the St James Day Fight and the later St James Day FlightWe have the massive raid of Holmes s Bonfire on the Vlie We have the near capture of the Dutch East India fleet in BergenAn English suadron in the Med causes terror in France and a French suadron in Biscay causes terror in England neither of which was their intentionWe have French fleets escorting princesses fears of invasions of Ireland large merchant fleets ready for the taking the raid up the MedwayIn the battles we have remarkable twisting and turning and both sides take certain defeat and transform it into the possibility of significant victory by manoeuvres of breathtaking impudence Even in defeat both sides are very dangerousAnd on top of all of that we have the febrile world of Reformation England with politics reported in satirical verse by Andrew MarvellThis is a book of wide ranging knowledge a delight to read which made even me understand something of naval tactics


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    Download PDF or EPUB Four Days' Battle of 1666 – inspireconsulting.co.za If the ordered world of the 18th century is how you see naval warfare under sail all turns and orders be prepared for a shock with this book as two of the most aggressive naval nations batter each other in a bare knuckle fight from an era where retreating and saving oneself was not always the first choice of a gentleman or of a tarpaulinEven in the Napoleonic era with much smaller ships the Dutch could be trusted to put up a he

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    Download PDF or EPUB Four Days' Battle of 1666 – inspireconsulting.co.za FoxFrank L Ê 8 Read Read Ç eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ê FoxFrank L A great book by the leading authority on the Restoration navy Good background history without being dry and over historical leading up to the

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    Download PDF or EPUB Four Days' Battle of 1666 – inspireconsulting.co.za This is a truly excellent book In my opinion it strikes exactly the right balance between general background information and detail containing both an extensive description of the strategic background extensive accounts of the battle of Lowesto

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