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British expeditionary warfare and the defeat of Napoleon, 1793-1815 / Robert K. Sutcliffe.

Author/Creator:
Sutcliffe, Robert K., author.
Publication:
Woodbridge : The Boydell Press, 2016.
Format/Description:
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xxi, 272 pages ; 25 cm
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Subjects:
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century.
Summary:
The defeat of Napoleon required the shipping of large numbers of troops to, and successfully landing them on, French-controlled territory. This book examines the logistical operations which supported British expeditionary warfare in the period. It outlines the role of the Transport Board, explores how it periodically chartered a large proportion of the British merchant fleet and what the effects of this were on merchant shipping, and discusses the Transport Board's relationship with other branches of government, including the Navy. The book concludes that the Transport Board grew in competence; that the failure of expeditions was often due to circumstances beyond its control; and that its role in the preparation of all the major military expeditions in which hundreds of thousands of British troops served overseas was very significant and very effective.
ISBN:
9781843839491
1843839490
OCLC:
957184792