Albuquerque’s Operations on the Western Seaboard of India

By Admiral G. A. Ballard, published May 1925


The detailed description of the events of Alphonso Albuquerque’s efforts to make Portugal the supreme merchant controller of the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf, in particular the events leading up to the capture of Goa and the many difficulties he had to overcome to achieve this great success. He was rightly judged to be a military genius.

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Filed under: High Middle Ages | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Administration | Battles & Tactics | Biography | Logistics | Merchant Marines | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

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