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A Far-Flung Gamble - Havana 1762

Written by David GreentreeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Greentree
Illustrated by Donato SpedaliereAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Donato Spedaliere and Giuseppe RavaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Giuseppe Rava

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At the height of the Seven Years' War, Great Britain made an audacious strike at the heart of Spanish colonial power in the Caribbean. Gathering troops from bases in Britain and Canada and sailing across the Atlantic in secrecy was an incredible feat. The raid on Havana took Spanish colonial forces completely by surprise and following vicious fighting, the city defences at El Moro collapsed. Havana, the jewel in the Spanish colonial crown, now belonged to Britain. The success of the raid influenced British military policy for centuries as the true potential of amphibious warfare was realized. Author David Greentree tracks every aspect of the raid from its origins to the seige and assault of El Morro. Each section is accompanied by full color illustrations from Donato Spedaliere and Giuseppe Rava along with maps, photographs, and period artwork.
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"... the success of this raid proved the real potential of amphibious warfare."
- www.mataka.org (November 2010)

  • A Far-Flung Gamble - Havana 1762 by David Greentree
  • October 19, 2010
  • History - Military
  • Osprey Publishing
  • $18.95
  • 9781846039874

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