Storm and Conquest

The Clash of Empires in the Eastern Seas, 1809
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100097343
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483056982
Narrator/s: James Adams
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Description

The Indian Ocean was the final battleground for Nelson's navy and France. At stake was Britain's lifeline to India and its strategic capacity to wage war in Europe. In one fatal season, the natural order of maritime power since Trafalgar was destroyed, when Britain lost fourteen of her great Indiamen, either sunk or taken by enemy frigates. Many hundreds of lives were lost, and the East India Company was shaken to its foundations. The focus of these disasters, military and meteorological, was a tiny French outpost in mid-ocean, the island known as Mauritius. This is the story of that season and the terrifying ordeal of men, women, and children caught at sea in hurricanes and those who survived to take up the battle to drive the French from the Eastern seas. Mauritius must be taken at any cost!

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Author(s): Stephen Taylor
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jan 28, 2008

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