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This book has been released under the following alternate titles:-
A Distant Storm: The Four Days' Battle of 1666

On 1 June 1666 a large but outnumbered English fleet engaged the Dutch off the mouth of the Thames in a colossal battle that was to involve nearly 200 ships and last four days. False intelligence had led the English to divide their fleet to meet a phantom threat from France and although the errant squadron rejoined on the final day of the battle, it was not enough to redress the balance. Like many a defeat, it sparked controversy at the time, and has been the subject of speculation and debate ever since.The battle was an event of such overwhelming complexity that for centuries it defied description and deterred study but this superbly researched (revised) book is now recognised as the definitive account. Published in a limited edition in 1996 (as A Distant Storm), it provides the first clear exposition of the opposing forces, fills many holes in the narrative and answers most of the questions raised by the actions of the English commanders.It makes for a thoroughly engrossing story, and one worthy of the greatest battle of the age of sail.

The Four Days' Battle of 1666: The Greatest Sea Fight of the Age of Sail

Author: Frank L. Fox

Title: A Distant Storm: The Four Days' Battle of 1666: The Greatest Sea Fight of the Age of Sail

Series: n/a

First Published by: Press of Sail Publications

Place:

Format: HC

Date: January 1996

ISBN-10: 094886429X

ISBN-13: 9780948864292

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