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By Philip Ball,Kate Bohdanowicz

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

The greatest operation fixed by means of Pitt's ministry through 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 seize of the Dutch fleet. As Britain's first significant continental involvement when you consider that 1795, it performed a component in shaping the early careers of many well-known army commanders of the Napoleonic Wars. in spite of everything, despite the fact that, the crusade failed spectacularly. Its inglorious finish provoked parliamentary outrage and ended 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 resources to bare a desirable story of intrigue, diplomatic skullduggery and bold motion. Spies, politicians, sailors and infantrymen all play an element within the fascinating tale of an excursion that made (and broke) reputations and proven alliances. It recounts in lavish element the sequence of battles fought to disencumber a those that confirmed no interest in being kept and explores the tale in the back of the triumphs and screw ups of this forgotten campaign.

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