Saratoga 1777: Turning Point of a Revolution

Saratoga 1777: Turning Point of a Revolution

by Brendan Morrissey, Adam Hook
     
 

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Osprey's examination of the Saratoga campaign, which was a watershed, and is widely believed to have been the turning point of the American War of Independence (1775-1783). For the first time British regulars were beaten in open battle by equal numbers of Americans. The Continentals bore the brunt of the fighting, supported by 'hordes' of militia who proved adept

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Osprey's examination of the Saratoga campaign, which was a watershed, and is widely believed to have been the turning point of the American War of Independence (1775-1783). For the first time British regulars were beaten in open battle by equal numbers of Americans. The Continentals bore the brunt of the fighting, supported by 'hordes' of militia who proved adept at attacking detachments or lines of communication.The after-shock in America (on both sides) and Europe transformed a civil war into a global struggle against the two colonial superpowers of the day, France and Spain, and eventually lost George III his American colonies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855328624
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
1,391,557
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


Brendan Morrissey trained as a lawyer before working as a PR consultant and writer in the defence industry, principally with British Aerospace. He has a long-standing interest in military affairs and Anglo–American relations. Brendan has written several titles on this subject for Osprey, including Campaign 37 Boston 1775, and Campaign 47 Yorktown 1781. He is married and lives in Surrey, UK.

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