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Книга-монография о подготовке нереализованной операции армии и флота наполеоновской Франции по вторжению в Англию. Вторжение в Англию готовилось французами долго и напряженно. Это могла бы самая дерзкая и грандиозная десантная операция нового времени. Взгляд с британской стороны. Английский историк начала 20-го века излагает более-менее объективно предпосылки и причины неудачи операции императораНаполеона Бонапарта. Прилагается краткий очерк состояния морских сил Франции на начало 19-го столетия. Книга состоитиз двух частей, которые объединены в этом электронном издании.
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Home waters. managing under Commodore Linois Hoche landed at the I3th it La Rochelle on the I4th. Another solitary ship, the Droits de herself with honour, Edward and the stubborn VHomme, acquitted made with fight she and the Amazon^ both most noteworthy incident in Hoche's frigates, attempt to invade Ireland. The French ship did not set out on the homeward voyage till January 5th, and all went Sir is Pellew's Indefatigable the well until the I3th, A fierce when the conflict ensued, Britishers came up with which continued far her.
A cutter speedily followed, and both anchored at a short distance from the wreck. " 1 The British losses amounted to three killed and thirty-four wounded. The crew of the the exception of six men who attempted to get to shore in the ship's cutter, were saved and made prisoners. Of the 1750 men on board the doomed Amazon, with FHomme probably only a comparatively small proportion survived both the fight and the wreck, but as to this records are silent. 2 Suffice to say that General HumDroits de bert effected his escape, expedition a It God little later.
Pye across the Channel. Although there is no longer demand which taxed so severely the resources of Cibber, Whitehead, Warton, and Pye, and the a for the verses INTRODUCTION skill of the unfortunate composers who had effusions to music, the Poet Laureate called as far xxxiii is still to set their occasionally This has already happened as the Channel Tunnel is concerned, and Mr. Alfred upon to strike his lyre. Austin disposes of the whole matter by repeating three lines written by him just a quarter of a century ago : Nay, England, if thy citadel be sold For lucre thus, Tarpeia's doom be thine, And perish smothered in a grave of gold.