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By Tim Voelcker
Captain Broke's victory in 1813 over Captain Lawrence of USS Chesapeake, which was once to have a long way attaining impact at the way forward for North the USA, did a lot to revive the morale of the Royal military, shattered via 3 successive defeats in single-ship duels with US frigates, and surprised the yankee state which had come to anticipate success. 2013 sees the bicentenary of the conflict and this new ebook seeks to opposite the overlook proven through newest historians of 1 of Britain's most interesting frigate captains, who through his ability, choice and management gained one of many bloodiest naval duels the realm has obvious. Even now either Britain and the united states declare to have gained the conflict yet merely Canada, the 3rd kingdom seriously concerned, can absolutely declare to have performed so, for the peace that demonstrated her as an self sufficient nation. Leading historians from all 3 international locations have joined to provide their occasionally conflicting perspectives on varied features in the way to curiosity and entertain common readers, in addition to problem teachers. it's a story of political and army mistakes, braveness and cowardice in conflict, a bloody ship-to-ship struggle, and technical innovation within the hitherto crude tools of naval gunnery. It additionally tells the human tale of Broke's selection to accomplish victory so he may well go back to his spouse and youngsters after seven lonely years at sea. The near-fatal wound Broke obtained in hand-to-hand struggling with as he boarded the Chesapeake intended that he by no means served back at sea, yet his paintings on naval gunnery, paid for out of his personal pocket, reworked Admiralty considering and resulted in the institution of the British naval institution of gunnery, HMS very good. This Bicentenary yr of his victory is well timed for an updated, wide-ranging paintings incorporating the most recent considering; this can be the book. As obvious within the East Anglian day-by-day occasions and the Ipswich Star.
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