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The French Navy and the Seven Years' War

Author: Jonathan R Dull
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2005.
Series: France overseas., Studies in empire and decolonization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Seven Years' War was the world's first global conflict, spanning five continents. Integrating diplomatic, military, and political history, this work explores the French perspective on the Seven  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan R Dull
ISBN: 0803217315 9780803217317
OCLC Number: 937245259
Description: 445 s.
Contents: List of mapsPreface1. 1748-1754 An Uneasy Peace The War of the Austrian Succession and the Decline of Franco-British Relations The French Navy and Its Legacy of Failure From Competition to Crisis in North America2. 1755 Countering the British Assault Louis XV and His Council of State Negotiations Fail and Both Sides Prepare for War The Unsuccessful Attacks by Boscawen and Braddock The Naval War Widens The Question of Hanover Preparing the French Navy for War3. 1756 Franch Takes the Offensive Victory at Minorca The Capture of Oswego Machault's Accomplishments The First Stage of the Diplomatic Revolution The Opening of Hostilities in Central Europe4. 1757 To the Edge of Victory The King Sacrifices Machault New France Spared Disaster Deferred The Second Treaty of Versailles The Convention of Klosterzeven Rossbach, Leuthen, and Their Consequences5. 1758 A Year of Depression Louisbourg Lost, Canada Again Spared The French Navy's Other Commitments On the Defensive in Germany The Dismissal of Bernis6. 1759 The Annus Horribilis New Arrangements with Austria and Plans to Invade Britian The Caribbean and the Carnatic The Assault on Canada Continental War and Diplomacy Financial Crisis, Naval Disaster, and the King's Personal Loss7. 1760 Adversity and Revival Discussions at The Hague The French Navy's Reduced Budget The End of French Canada The Revival of the French Army in Germany8. 1761 Saving the Navy's Future Preserving the Initiative in Germany The Opening of Negotiations France Loses Peace but Gains Another Ally Spain Enters the War Choiseul Becomes Naval Minister9. 1762 Military Failures, Diplomatic Success An Inglorious Final Campaign The Search for Peace Resumes The Best Peace Possible10. Epilogue Toward a New War, 1763-1774 The Duc de Choiseul and the Rebuilding of the French Navy The "Secret du Roi" and the American Revolution Appendix A: French Ships of the Line, 1 January 1744Appendix B French Ships of the Line, 1 January 1749Appendix C: French Ships of the Line and Frigates, 1 January 1755Appendix D: Order of Battle, 1 June 1755Appendix E: Order of Battle, 1 June 1756Appendix F: Order of Battle, 1 June 1757Appendix G: Order of Battle, 1 June 1758Appendix H: Order of Battle, 1 June 1759Appendix I: Order of Battle, 1 June 1760Appendix J: Order of Battle, 1 June 1761Appendix K: Order of Battle, 1 June 1762Appendix L: French Ships of the Line and Frigates, 1 January 1763 Notes BibliographyIndex
Series Title: France overseas., Studies in empire and decolonization.
Responsibility: Jonathan R. Dull.

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