By Philip Ball,Kate Bohdanowicz

ISBN-10: 1473885183

ISBN-13: 9781473885189

With the Netherlands overrun through French Republican forces, the British and Russian governments despatched an allied military of 48,000 males below the Duke of York to disencumber the rustic and restoration the home of Orange.

The greatest operation fastened via Pitt's ministry in the course of the French innovative Wars, the amphibious day trip concerned the 1st ever direct cooperation among British and Russian forces, embroiled the armies in 5 full-scale battles, and secured the trap of the Dutch fleet. As Britain's first significant continental involvement in view that 1795, it performed a component in shaping the early careers of many well-known army commanders of the Napoleonic Wars. after all, besides the fact that, the crusade failed spectacularly. Its inglorious finish provoked parliamentary outrage and resulted in diplomatic rupture among Britain and Russia. The Duke of York by no means commanded a military within the box again.

This publication examines British, French, Dutch and Russian assets to bare a desirable story of intrigue, diplomatic skullduggery and bold motion. Spies, politicians, sailors and squaddies all play an element within the interesting tale of an excursion that made (and broke) reputations and confirmed alliances. It recounts in lavish aspect the sequence of battles fought to disencumber a those who confirmed no real interest in being stored and explores the tale in the back of the triumphs and screw ups of this forgotten campaign.

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