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Tango0129 Nov 2019 10:14 p.m. PST

… American Revolution

"The American Revolution involved a naval war of immense scope and variety, including no fewer than twenty-two navies fighting on five oceans―to say nothing of rivers and lakes. In no other war were so many large-scale fleet battles fought, one of which was the most strategically significant naval battle in all of British, French, and American history. Simultaneous naval campaigns were fought in the English Channel, the North and Mid-Atlantic, the Mediterranean, off South Africa, in the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, the Pacific, the North Sea and, of course, off the eastern seaboard of America. Not until the Second World War would any nation actively fight in so many different theaters…"

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JAFD2601 Dec 2019 8:13 p.m. PST

Looking forward to reading this.

For those who are _really_ interested, Mr. Willis' dissertation
"Capability, control and tactics in the eighteenth century Royal Navy"
is downloadable from
ethos.bl.uk/Home.do

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Dec 2019 2:55 a.m. PST

Also useful and enlightening, Mr. Willis' essays on the capability of sailing warships:

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dantheman Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2019 1:05 p.m. PST

Have this and most all of Mr. Willis' books. Excellent writer and researcher. However, this is my least favorite of his works. Unlike other works there are few primary resources referenced.

There are no new insights here as a result. To be honest I was disappointed considering what insightful work he normally produces from original sources.

If you don't have this one you are not missing much.

Tango0109 Dec 2019 12:33 p.m. PST

Many thanks!.

Amicalement
Armand

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