Yorktown 1781

The World Turned Upside Down

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Yorktown 1781

The World Turned Upside Down

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Osprey's Campaign title for the Siege of Yorktown (1781), which was part of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). By 1781 Britain's struggle to contain the rebels in her American colonies had reached an inglorious stalemate. Six years on from the British defeat by the New England militia at Boston, George Washington's rebuilt Continental Army - with support from the French - now systematically began to seek out and destroy British forces even if protected by seemingly impregnable defences. Yorktown would be a salutary lesson to the British Crown about the odds she now faced in holding on to her colonies.

Table of Contents

The Road to Yorktown/The Seat of War/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Armies/The Campaign in Virginia 1781/Naval Operations March-October 1781/The Siege of Yorktown/Aftermath/The Battlefields Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming the Yorktown Campaign

Product details

Published Sep 15 1997
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855326880
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 68 b/w; 21 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 47
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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