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A World In Arms – Britain’s War Against Napoleon – Navies


Well received 3 part series from Channel 4, dating from 2001/2002, presented by Denis Lawson

From DocuWiki

The revolution of 1789 transformed France from decadent monarchy to modern state. It threw up the world’s first citizen army and introduced the concept of Total War. Under Napoleon Bonaparte, the greatest general of his age, it established a mighty empire. It’s haughty ambitions naturally brought it into conflict with the British Empire. The war that erupted shook the world….It was, truly the ‘first world war’. As empires clashed, five million people died in the fighting that raged from Russia to Spain and from Java to the Caribbean. When it ended with the British Empire triumphant and French ambitions crushed, nothing would ever be the same again.

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