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p. 886. The war at sealocked

  • Mike Rapport

Abstract

The British navy was a formidable enemy to the French. Size alone did not account for the success of the British navy at securing maritime dominance as the French could call on the Dutch and Spanish as allies ‘The war at sea’ examines how the French Wars were fought at sea and what obstacles the French had to face in their attempts to win this war. The French and Spanish suffered from structural problems which they found harder than the British to overcome, such as the breaking down of discipline, a lack of motivation, and the fact that they were also facing war on land and sea.

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