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A history of the French navy

Ernest Harold Jenkins

A history of the French navy

from its beginnings to the present day

by Ernest Harold Jenkins

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Published by Naval Institute Press in Annapolis, Md .
Written in English

    Places:
  • France
    • Subjects:
    • France. Marine -- History.,
    • France -- History, Naval.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementE. H. Jenkins.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsVA503 .J46 1973
      The Physical Object
      Pagination364 p., [9] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages364
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5070164M
      ISBN 10087021831X
      LC Control Number74079031
      OCLC/WorldCa1206159

      The French navy of this period was also in the forefront of the development of naval tactics. Paul Hoste () produced the first major work on naval tactics. Before the Nine Years War, in the Franco-Dutch War, the French navy managed to score a decisive victory over a combined Spanish-Dutch fleet at the Battle of Palermo (). A hundred years ago France was the second naval power in the world. Today, some even consider that her Navy in the s bypassed the contemporary Royal Navy in personnel, fleet training, and gunnery. Even so, the French Navy during the period .

      The history of the United States Navy divides into two major periods: the "Old Navy", a small but respected force of sailing ships that was notable for innovation in the use of ironclads during the American Civil War, and the "New Navy", the result of a modernization effort that began in the s and made it the largest in the world by The United States Navy claims Octo as.   Henri Charrière ( – ) was a French petty criminal who was incarcerated for murder in a penal colony in French Guiana. He famously escaped the brutal prison by building a raft, and in he published the book Papillon, detailing his experiences as a gh Charrière claimed the book was autobiographical, it is believed that many of the experiences he described were .

      Many of these long-delayed ships were completed in the second half of the s, and this was misrepresented as the French having more new battleships than the Royal Navy in various publications including the famous articles in the Liberal magazine Pall Mall Gazette, which alarmed the public just before the General Election, and helped create an increased market for books on naval matters .   The Paperback of the Operation Catapult: The History of the Controversial British Campaign against the Vichy French Navy during World War II by Charles Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your : CreateSpace Publishing.


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