SECRET EXPEDITION The Anglo-Russian Invasion of Holland 1799

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In 1799, as part of the Second Coalition against France, an Anglo-Russian army landed in Holland to overthrow the Batavian Republic and to reinstate the Stadtholder William V of Orange. Initially called ‘The Secret Expedition’, although not really a secret for both sides, the description of the invasion reads like a novel. Five major battles were fought between armies of four different nations, with unexpected deeds of heroism and unexpected defeats.
This is a very comprehensive and well researched history of a somewhat this obscure campaign. The complex political background is explained before moving on to the military details of the land and naval actions. The battle maps are nice and clear and the text is supported by some period illustrations and modern photographs of the locations referred to in the text.

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