Book Review-‘British Campaigns in the South Atlantic 1805–1807: Operations in the Cape and the River Plate and their consequences’ by J. D. Grainger

By Elizabeth C. Libero, published December 2020


Prolific military historian John D. Grainger recounts a fascinating set of campaigns in this straightforward narrative of Britain’s rapid conquest of the Cape of Good Hope and the ‘hare-brained’ attack on Buenos Aires shortly after (p. ix). In keeping with his books on the ancient Parthians, Britain’s fight against Vichy France, and early twentieth-century Syria, Grainger aims to bring important but less familiar conflicts to a wider non-academic audience…

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

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