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Sam Willis
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    One of the most interesting examples of this is D’Estaing’s attack on Savannah in October 1779 during the war of American Independence. I mention it in my book The Struggle for Seapower chapter 21. Both the French and British land naval parties and build batteries – it is a rare example of a land battle fought exclusively by sailors armed with naval guns. The British were much better at it than the French, who were drunk and incompetent. Or incompetent and drunk.
    Sam