Author: Ireland, Bernard
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 319 pages. In the summer of 1793 French Royalists surrendered the great naval base at Toulon to the British, intending this to be the springboard for a full scale counter-revolution. A multi-national taskforce led by the British, and including Spanish, Austrian and Italian forces, landed in the city. But the Royalists hopes were dashed: the Revolutionaries reacted with great speed and violence. Instead of striking into France, the Royalists and their foreign allies were besieged in Toulon. Among the Republican forces was a young Artillery officer who soon made a name for himself: Napoleon Bonapart. The stage was set for tragedy.