Yorktown 1781: The World Turned Upside Down by Brendan MorrisseyYorktown 1781: The World Turned Upside Down by Brendan Morrissey

Yorktown 1781: The World Turned Upside Down

byBrendan MorrisseyIllustratorAdam Hook

Paperback | September 15, 1997

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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.
Brendan Morrissey trained as a lawyer before working as a PR consultant and writer in the defence industry, principally with British Aerospace. He has a long-standing interest in military affairs and Anglo-American relations. Brendan has written several titles on this subject for Osprey, including Campaign 67 Saratoga 1777, and Campaig...
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Title:Yorktown 1781: The World Turned Upside DownFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.22 × 0.2 inPublished:September 15, 1997Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:1855326884

ISBN - 13:9781855326880

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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

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By 1781 Britain's struggle to contain the rebels in her American colonies had reached a stalemate. After Britain's defeat at Saratoga and with the northern army holed up in New York, the rebuilt Continental Army could systematically seek out and destroy British forces. Yorktown would be a model example to the British Crown of the impossible odds she now faced in holding onto her colonies.