The Glorious First of June: Fleet Battle in the Reign of Terror :: Sam Willis soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Quercus, 2011, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Number 3 in the series. Includes: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Colour photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Glossary; Appendices (3);
From the cover: France, early summer, 1794. The French Revolution has been hijacked by the extreme Jacobins and is in the grip of the Terror. While the guillotine relentlessly takes the heads of innocents, two vast French and British fleets meet in the mid-Atlantic.
The French, in ships painted blood-red and bearing banners proclaiming La Republique ou la mart! are escorting an American grain convoy to Brest to feed a starving population; the British, under the command of Lord Howe, a radical innovator and tactical genius, are bent on destroying it. The ensuing clash would swiftly become known as the hardest-fought battle of the Age of …
In the Hearts of Oak Trilogy series.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xlvi) 434 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entrance you with a variety of books within my Military Naval catalogue?