Combined operations and the European theatre during the Nine Years' War, 1688-97
AuthorsMcLay, Keith A. J.
AffiliationUniversity College Chester
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AbstractThis article discusses the strategic and operational purpose of England's combined army-navy operations within the European theatre during the Nine Years' War, 1688-97. Specifically, the historical consensus that these operations were simply a compromise product of the contemporary political discourse, and consistently suffered from poor preparation and implementation, is reassessed. In so doing, the article considers the combined service descents planned and executed against the northern French coastline between 1691 and 1694, including in particular the renowned operation at Brest in June 1694, and also those operations undertaken by Admiral Russell's Mediterranean fleet in 1695.
CitationMcLay, K. A. J. (2005). Combined operations and the European theatre during the Nine Years' War, 1688-97. Historical Research, 78(202), 506-539. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2281.2005.00334.x
PublisherOxford University Press
DescriptionThis is the author's PDF version of an article published in Historical research© 2005. The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com.
SponsorsThis article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - History.
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