Book Review- ‘Britain’s Last Invasion: The battle of Fishguard 1797’ by P. Carridice

By Richard Harding , published October 2020


Invasions from the sea take many forms. From small raids in pursuit of plunder and destruction to major mechanized armies fulfilling the strategic potential of sea power. Most can be assumed to be undertaken with a clear understanding of the relationship between their means and their objective. Seldom are huge risks taken with lives and equipment without balancing the strength of offensive and defensive potential. There are exceptions and the landing of the Legion Noire on the coast of Pembrokeshire in February 1797 is one of those…

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Filed under: English Channel | Irish Sea | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

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