Mackau and Casy: Two Franco-Irish Ministers of Marine and the French Naval Revival after 1815

By John de Courcy Ireland, published May 1982


Focusing on two eminent French naval officers of Irish descent, de Courcy Ireland shows how the high tempo of activity during the wars of the French Revolution and Empire and the gunboat diplomacy of the post 1815 period bred a generation of naval officers who were ideally suited to enable the French naval revival post 1815 and led to its apogee during the Black Sea campaign of the Crimean War and the mid-19th century when it was capable of seriously worrying senior British Royal Navy officers.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

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