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England in the Seven Years' War

England in the Seven Years' War
A Study in Combined Strategy
2 Volume Paperback Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108023580

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About the Authors
  • Sir Julian Corbett (1854–1922) was an eminent British naval historian who focused on the analysis of historic naval strategy. After graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1876 Corbett practised as a barrister until 1882, when he turned to historical writing. He was appointed Lecturer in History to the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, in 1903, and was consulted on naval reforms during the First World War. These volumes, first published in 1907, contain Corbett's detailed analysis of naval warfare during the Seven Years' War (1756–1763). Focusing on the strategy of the British navy, Corbett recounts chronologically the major actions of the war, analysing in detail fleet movements and naval tactics in their political and diplomatic context. These volumes were the first scholarly work on this subject, and provide valuable information concerning the development of English naval strategy during this formative period. Volume 2 covers 1759–1763.

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    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108023580
    • length: 936 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 52 mm
    • weight: 1.26kg
    • contains: 14 maps
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Introductory - the function of the fleet in war
    2. Nature and object of the war
    3. The transition from diplomacy to war
    4. Movements before declaration
    5. The French opening - Minorca
    6. The Prussian alliance and war plan
    7. Abortive opening of the British attack - Louisbourg
    8. Inauguration of Pitt's 'System'
    9. The first containing attack - Rochefort
    10. The French eccentric attack - Klosterzeven and Emden
    11. The containing movements of 1758 I - fleet and coastal operations, St. Malo
    12. The containing movements of 1758 II - extension to the Continent
    13. Main operations, 1758 - Louisbourg, Fort Duquesne, Frontenac
    14. Commerce protection - East Indies
    15. Commerce protection - West Indies
    16. Extension of the attack - the French Antilles
    17. The main attack, 1759 - the advance on Quebec
    18. The capture of Quebec. Volume 2:
    1. The French counter-attack of 1759
    2. The second phase of the war
    3. Main attack, 1760 - Montreal
    4. Transition from commerce protection to eccentric attack in the East Indies
    5. The resumption of coastal pressure - Belleisle
    6. Spain and the fall of Pitt
    7. Completion of the West Indian attack - Martinique
    8. The intervention of Spain
    9. The attack on Spain - Havana
    10. Between war and peace - the Bourbon counter-attack, Portugal
    11. Bute's peace
    12. Conclusions - lessons of the war

  • Author

    Julian Stafford Corbett

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