Fall of Toulon: The Royal Navy and the Royalist Last Stand Against the French Revolution

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The British-led attempt to overthrow the French revolution is a cautionary tale for all attempts at 'regime change'. In the summer of 1793 the surviving French Royalists surrendered the great naval base at Toulon to the British, intending this to be the springboard for a full-scale counter-revolution. A multi-national taskforce led by the British, but including Spanish, Austrian and Italian forces landed in the city. But the Royalists' hopes were dashed: the revolutionaries reacted with great speed and violence. Instead of ...

Fall of Toulon: The Royal Navy and the Royalist Last Stand Against the French Revolution 2005, George Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780297846123

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