Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Year War, 1756–1763

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Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Year War, 1756–1763

The Sails of Victory

Exeter Maritime Studies

2008

October 17th, 2008

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The Seven Years War was the most successful in British History, with naval supremacy triumphantly asserted over France and Spain, and a vast new overseas empire conquered. This is the story of the British shipping that carried, supplied and sustained the British expeditions that shattered French and Spanish imperial power in America.Solidly based on primary sources, the book shows that the tide of victories would have been impossible without a sophisticated and highly effective logistical support operation which got the troops, provisions and munitions to where they were needed and then maintained British armed forces in and off the coasts of Europe and throughout the world.

The late David Syrett was Distinguished Professor of History at Queens College, City University of New York and a well-known and respected writer in the field of naval history in the mid-18th century.

Shipping and Military Power is traditional, top-down naval history at its finest. The book is wonderfully illustrated, well written, and well researched. Anyone interested in naval history in general, and naval administration and logistics in particular, will thoroughly enjoy this book.

Christopher P. Magra, Nautical Research Journal. Vol. 54, Issue 3

Nautical Research Journal. Vol. 54, Issue 3

... this is an excellent book, well researched, well crafted and well written.

James Pritchard, The Journal of Military History, Vol 73 No 4

The Journal of Military History, Vol 73 No 4

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The late David Syrett was Distinguished Professor of History at Queens College, City University of New York and a well-known and respected writer in the field of naval history in the mid-18th century.