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By John Ferling

ISBN-10: 0195181212

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Virtually a Miracle: the yank Victory within the warfare of Independence ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ, ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Oxford collage PressАвтор(ы): John FerlingЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2007Количество страниц: 694ISBN: 978-0-19-518121-0Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 8.47 mb quick Ifolder eighty five

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Some castigated him as “blubbery North” and one described him as a “great, heavy booby-looking” man. Horace Walpole cruelly portrayed him in the most unflattering terms. 21 North, who took office in 1770, was never particularly optimistic about finding a peaceful solution to the imperial troubles. ”22 During his first four years as prime minister, North dealt with the colonies by ignoring them as much as possible, and when the crisis triggered by the Boston Tea Party descended on him, it took him by surprise, as it did most of England.

Abercromby might have used his artillery to destroy the impediment, but instead he ordered one doomed attack after another. He lost more than twice the number killed and wounded under Braddock. ”10 Rancor aplenty was aroused in the colonies by the practices of the British army. Frontier inhabitants complained bitterly that Britain’s army campaigned in their vicinity only long enough to stir up the Indians before they departed for other sectors, leaving the settlers unprotected. Anger swelled in the port towns when the Crown prohibited all trade with the neutral nations that supplied the French.

Officers, who were drawn largely from the aristocracy, customarily entered the army in their teenage years. Enlisted men were drawn from the lower social 18 g o i n g t o wa r , 1 7 7 5 – 1 7 7 6 orders, often choosing a soldier’s life because they lacked any other discernable means of support. They, too, made a commitment to soldiering until they were old men. 3 The armies raised in the colonies in the French and Indian War, like those fielded during earlier American wars, remained armies of amateurs.

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