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Shipping and the American War

Showing the complex interaction of strategy, logistics, administration, and economics, Syretts pioneering text brings to light some basic causes for the ultimate failure of the British war effort during the American War of Independence. This war effort was fatally compromised by the British need to support a great army and a large naval force in the western hemisphere while at the same time facing a coalition of maritime powers on the European continent.

  • Author: David Syrett
  • Title: Shipping and the American War, 1775-83: A Study of British Transport Organization
  • First Published by: Athlone Press
  • First Published Format: HC
  • First Published Date: 1 May 1970
  • ISBN-10: 0485131277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0485131277

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