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Betwixt The Forelands

"The naval history of the English Channel from the Middle Ages onwards. At its narrowest, this strait between the English and French coasts is only some twenty miles wide, and domination of it was always a key objective of British naval policy. It was – and is – one of the busiest commercial waterways in the world, offering access to Northern Europe from the Central Atlantic. Clark Russell’s book highlights the fact that, though Britannia might rule the waves and dominate the Channel, the prize of rich commercial pickings was always an inducement for French privateers in light craft to dart out, seize their prizes and retire quickly to the cover of their well-defended home ports."

Antoine Vanner: Author of the Dawlish Chronicles

  • Author: William Clark Russell
  • Title: Betwixt The Forelands
  • First Published by: Samspons, Low
  • First Published Place: London
  • First Published Format: HC
  • First Published Date: 1889

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