The Two Captains; A Romance Of Bonaparte And Nelson

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byCyrus Townsend Brady

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX AMID FLAME AND SMOKE On the night of the 16th of November, the weather being cold and rainy, the wind blowing great guns, the Republicans, led by the young captain of artillery, who, in spite of his low rank, was the animating spirit of the offence, captured Fort Mulgrave by storm. Forts L'Eguilette and Balaguier were rendered untenable by this bold operation. They had not been built for defence against attack from the landward side. Fort Mulgrave was not taken without a desperate struggle, in which the frigates and ships near the shore all participated. At the same time furious attacks were made upon Forts Malbosquet and La Malgue on the other side of the harbor, and upon various points on the walls. The assailants made good use of the advantage they had gained in the seizure of "Little Gibraltar," which was hardly worthy its name after all, for they promptly turned the heavy guns of the fort, which were reenforced by those from the "Battery of the Fearless" and other encompassing works, upon the allied ships in the harbor. The promontory, under the artillery captain's skilful dispositions, soon bristled with guns, and by morning a rain of bullets swept the outer and inner roads. Hood and Langara at first endeavored to overwhelm it by the fire of their heavy ships-of-the-line, but without avail. As the young artillery captain had said, that promontory was the key to Toulon. It was soon recognized that with that point of vantage in the possession of the enemy, the harbor would have to be abandoned. To retake it was plainly impossible. There was no help for it, they had to go, nor could they stand upon the order of their going. The decision to withdraw which had thus been forced upon the English admiral was at once communicated to the people of ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX AMID FLAME AND SMOKE On the night of the 16th of November, the weather being cold and rainy, the wind blowing great...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217760473

ISBN - 13:9780217760478

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