Book Review – ‘Far Distant Ships: The blockade of Brest, 1793–1815’ by Thomas Malcomson

By Thomas Malcomson, published December 2020


Quintin Barry’s book the different approaches used by the British of blockading the Atlantic ports of France and its allies during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The contents cover an area from Cadiz in the south to the Texel in the north, and west to Ireland.

It provides a good introduction to the challenges and choices surrounding blockade enforcement at the turn of the nineteenth century …

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Filed under: English Channel | North Sea | Irish Sea
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

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