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Collingwood and Ganteaume: The French Offensive in the Mediterranean, January to April 1808 Part II

By Piers Mackesy

The failure of Admiral Collingwood to bring Ganteaume to action had remained a shadow over the British admiral’s reputation for some time, but one which the author seeks to dispel using mostly original sources. The strategic situation in the Mediterranean of 1807/8 is described at the outset. The subsequent manoeuvres of the fleets are described […] Read More

Filed under: Napoleonic War | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

Collingwood and Ganteaume: The French Offensive in the Mediterranean, January to April 1808: Part I

By Piers Mackesy

In the first part of an article adapted from his Julian Corbett Prize Essay of 1952, the author explains the circumstances underlying a seeming failure of Admiral Collingwood to bring his French counterpart Ganteaume to action in the early months of 1808. The strategic situation in the Mediterranean of 1807/8 is described and Joseph Bonaparte’s […] Read More

Filed under: Napoleonic War | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics