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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2019 8:13 p.m. PST

"As 1794 opened, Revolutionary France stood on a knife's edge of failure. Its army and navy had been shaken by the revolution, with civil war and famine taking its toll on their resources. Seeking to bring a revitalizing supply of food from its Caribbean colonies and the United States, the French government decided to organize a massive convoy to bring the New World's bounty to France. However, in order to succeed in their mission, the French Navy would have to make a deadly crossing over the North Atlantic, an ocean patrolled by the Royal Navy, the most powerful navy force in the world, whose sailors were eager to inflict a damaging defeat on Revolutionary France and win their fortune in prize money…."

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21eRegt02 Jun 2019 5:37 a.m. PST

A naval victory for the British, a life-saver for the Revolution.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2019 2:24 p.m. PST

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