The British Invasion of the River Plate 1806–7

The British Invasion of the River Plate 1806–7

How the Redcoats Were Humbled and a Nation was Born

Hardback310pp Illustrated232x155mm

9781781590669     Product Code: 224174

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When the Spanish made common cause with Napoleon, it gave the British an opportunity to attack Spanish possessions and an attempt was made to seize control of the colonies on the River Plate. This book describes the events of the two ultimately unsuccessful invasions, analysing the political and military circumstances and the actions of the chief protagonists as well as the longer-term impact of the campaign in the emergence of the independent countries of Argentina and Uruguay.

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