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Convoys : the british struggle against Napoleonic Europe and America / Roger Knight.

By: Knight, R. J. B.
Publisher: London : Yale University Press, 2022Description: xviii, 387 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (colour), maps, portraits ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780300246971.Subject(s): Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 | Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 940.27 Summary: "During the Napoleonic Wars thousands of merchant ships crisscrossed narrow seas and wide oceans, protected by Britain’s warships. These were wars of attrition and raw materials had to reach their shores continuously: timber and hemp from the Baltic, sulfur from Sicily, and saltpeter from Bengal. Britain’s fate rested on the strength of its economy—and convoys played a vital role in securing victory." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New acquisitions spring 2023
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"During the Napoleonic Wars thousands of merchant ships crisscrossed narrow seas and wide oceans, protected by Britain’s warships. These were wars of attrition and raw materials had to reach their shores continuously: timber and hemp from the Baltic, sulfur from Sicily, and saltpeter from Bengal. Britain’s fate rested on the strength of its economy—and convoys played a vital role in securing victory." - Book cover

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