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Monongahela 1754-55 : Washington's defeat, Braddock's disaster - Walsh

Monongahela 1754-55

Washington's defeat, Braddock's disaster

By: Walsh

Paperback Published: 23rd September 2004
ISBN: 9781841766836
Number Of Pages: 96

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Osprey's examination of one of the key campaigns of the French and Indian War (1754-1763). On 9 July 1755 amid the wilderness of North America, Britain suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in her history. General Braddock's army, a mixture of British regulars and American militia, was shattered, losing over 900 men from a force of 1,300. Braddock was killed and the remnants of his army rescued by his aide, Colonel George Washington. The origins of this defeat can be traced back to the death of a junior French officer little more than a year before in a relatively minor skirmish with a party of Virginian militia commanded by the same George Washington. Rene Chartrand examines the subsequent chain of events that ultimately sparked a world war.

Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/Washington and Fort Necessity/Braddock's march/The battle of Monongahela/Aftermath/The Battlefields today/Bibliography/Index

ISBN: 9781841766836
ISBN-10: 1841766836
Series: Campaign
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 23rd September 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 18.4  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1