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Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War: The Sails of Victory

David Syrett


The Seven Years' War was the most successful in British history, with naval supremacy triumphantly asserted over France and Spain, and a vast new overseas empire conquered. This is the story of the British shipping that carried, supplied, and sustained the British expeditions that shattered French and Spanish imperial power in America. Solidly based on primary sources, the book shows that the tide of victories would have been impossible without a sophisticated and highly effective logistical support operation which got the troops, provisions, and munitions to where they were needed and then ma ... More

Keywords: Seven Years' War, British history, naval supremacy, overseas empire, British shipping, British expeditions, Spanish imperial power, logistical support operation, munitions, British armed forces

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780859897860
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780859897860.0001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Syrett, author
Queens College, City University of New York