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By Martin Robson

ISBN-10: 1780765452

ISBN-13: 9781780765457

The Seven Years conflict (1756-1763) used to be the 1st international clash and have become the main consider developing the British Empire. This publication seems to be at Britain’s maritime strategic, operational and tactical luck (and failures), via a wide-ranging historical past of the Royal Navy’s function within the battle. via the tip of the struggle in 1763 Britain was once on no account a hegemonic energy, however it used to be the single nation in a position to sustained international energy projection on a world scale. Key to Britain’s luck was once political and strategic course from London, throughout the conflict making plans of Pitt the Elder and the winning implementation of his rules through a stellar solid of naval and armed forces leaders at an operational and tactical point. Martin Robson highlights the paintings of a few of the major protagonists within the Royal army, resembling Admiral Hawke whose appreciation of the broader strategic context at Quiberon Bay in 1759 determined the destiny of North the United States. Robson eventually indicates that the construction, containment and growth of the British Empire used to be made attainable by means of the workout of maritime strength in the course of the Royal Navy

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