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Nelson against Napoleon: From the Nile to Copenhagen, 1798-1801
     

Nelson against Napoleon: From the Nile to Copenhagen, 1798-1801

by Robert Gardiner (Editor)
 

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After half a decade of war a precarious balance had been struck between undefeated British seapower and the all-conquering armies of the revolutionary French Republic. This was to be overturned dramatically in 1798 when their respective champions, Admiral Nelson and General Bonaparte, clashes in the campaign for Egypt, prompting renewed continental fighting as Austria

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After half a decade of war a precarious balance had been struck between undefeated British seapower and the all-conquering armies of the revolutionary French Republic. This was to be overturned dramatically in 1798 when their respective champions, Admiral Nelson and General Bonaparte, clashes in the campaign for Egypt, prompting renewed continental fighting as Austria and Russia returned to arms. The second of the Chatham Pictorial Histories devoted to the great wars of 1793-1815, this volume charts the naval events of 1798 to 1801, a period which saw the frustration of Napoleon's destiny before Acre, and which included two of Nelson's greatest victories, at the Nile and Copenhagen. The Royal Navy fought alongside some exotic allies during their period, including the Russians, Turks and Neopolitans, all of whom are represented, while the new navy of the United States, going into action for the first time in the Quasi-War with France, is also covered in this volume. For Britain this continued to be an essentially maritime war, and the illustration sources are particularly rich in naval material for these years. As with the rest of the series, the visual emphasis is on the contemporary and original, and Nelson against Napoleon reproduces many previously unpublished images.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840673616
Publisher:
Caxton Editions
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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