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A History of the Royal Navy: The Seven Years War by Martin Robson

By Martin Robson

The Seven Years conflict (1756-1763) was once the 1st worldwide clash and have become the main consider growing the British Empire. This ebook appears to be like at Britain’s maritime strategic, operational and tactical luck (and failures), via a wide-ranging heritage of the Royal Navy’s position within the battle. via the top of the battle in 1763 Britain used to be on no account a hegemonic strength, however it was once the single nation in a position to sustained worldwide energy projection on a world scale. Key to Britain’s good fortune was once political and strategic path from London, during the conflict making plans of Pitt the Elder and the winning implementation of his guidelines through a stellar forged of naval and army leaders at an operational and tactical point. Martin Robson highlights the paintings of a few of the main protagonists within the Royal military, corresponding to Admiral Hawke whose appreciation of the broader strategic context at Quiberon Bay in 1759 determined the destiny of North the United States. Robson eventually indicates that the production, containment and enlargement of the British Empire was once made attainable by means of the workout of maritime strength throughout the Royal Navy

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