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Marianne Elliott

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318078

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317774

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Bantry Bay

Bantry Bay

(p.312) Twenty-Four Bantry Bay
Wolfe Tone
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This chapter focuses on the French expedition's arrival in Bantry Bay, Ireland. It considers the impact of the death of Louis Lazare Hoche and looks at Theobald Wolfe Tone's account indicating France's naval ineptitude contrasting with astounding military record. This chapter also evaluates Britain's mastery of the seas in relation to the French expedition and suggests that England's strategy of open blockade was particularly ineffective.

Keywords:   French expedition, Bantry Bay, Ireland, Louis Lazare Hoche, Theobald Wolfe Tone, France, naval ineptitude, Britain, open blockade, England

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