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Defying Napoleon - How Britain Bombarded Copenhagen and Seized the Danish Fleet in 1807

Munch - Petersen, Thomas

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ISBN 10: 0750942797 / ISBN 13: 9780750942799
Published by Sutton Publishing Ltd, Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, 2007
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298 pages index biblio notesb/w photos - The events surrounding the British bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807 are an engrossing story full of high drama. They involve some of the most fascinating military and political personalities of the period, including the future Duke of Wellington. In the three weeks between 16 August and 5 September 1807, the British landed, assaulted and captured the city of Copenhagen before making off with the Danish fleet. The expedition to Zealand in 1807 to seize the Danish Navy must rank as one of the most successful combined military operations in history - swift, ruthless and effective. Britain's decision to launch her pre-emptive attack was based largely on inaccurate intelligence reports, and some parallels can be drawn with the American-led Coalition's invasion of Iraq in 2003. Bookseller Inventory # 331755

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Title: Defying Napoleon - How Britain Bombarded ...

Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd, Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:New

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Edition: First Edition.

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'Defying Napoleon' looks at the events surrounding the British bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807, they involve some of the most fascinating military and political personalities of the period, including the future Duke of Wellington.

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DR THOMAS MUNCH-PETERSEN is Senior Lecturer in Scandinavian History at University College London. His research and writing focus on Britain's relations with Scandinavia in the Napoleonic Wars and during the Second World War. He has written numerous publications in both fields. He lives in East Sussex.

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