[Reading] ➾ Britain Against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory, 1793-1815 By R.J.B. Knight – Dolove.info

Britain Against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory, 1793-1815 For Than Twenty Years After , The French Army Was Supreme In Continental Europe Only At Sea Was British Power Dominant, Though Even With This Crucial Advantage The British Population Lived Under Fear Of A French Invasion For Much Of Those Two Decades How Was It That Despite Multiple Changes Of Government And The Assassination Of A Prime Minister, Britain Survived And Eventually Won A Generation Long War Against A Regime Which At Its Peak In Commanded Many Times The Resources And Manpower This Book Looks Beyond The Familiar Exploits Of The Army And Navy To The Politicians And Civil Servants, And Examines How They Made It Possible To Continue The War At All It Shows The Degree To Which The Capacities Of The Whole British Population Were Involved Industrialists, Farmers, Shipbuilders, Cannon Founders, Gunsmiths And Gunpowder Manufacturers All Had Continually To Increase Quality And Output As The Demands Of The War Remorselessly Grew The Intelligence War Was Also Central Yet No Participants Were Important, He Argues, Than The Bankers And International Traders Of The City Of London, Who Played A Critical Role In Financing The Wars And Without Whom The Armies Of Britain S Allies Could Not Have Taken The FieldThe Duke Of Wellington Famously Said That The Battle Which Finally Defeated Napoleon Was The Nearest Run Thing You Ever Saw In Your Life This Book Shows How True That Was For The Napoleonic War As A Whole Pages Narrative, Pages In Total


10 thoughts on “Britain Against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory, 1793-1815

  1. says:

    This is a very good book The author has written a well received biography of Nelson, and it shows The book does not suffer from want of detail or a paucity of interesting tidbits left for the reader.I am a bit torn on the broad story line that is most interesting in Britain Against Napoleon BAN There are at least two and perhaps even


  2. says:

    2 1 2 Stars Read after favorable review in The Economist and by several here Yet, it falls short Incredible amounts of information but hardly a compelling style or organization Hugely repetitive for example, the transition from clerks paid, essentially, by bribe to salaried clerks, is mentioned in nearly every section The most common


  3. says:

    In my small bit of the planet, making a documentary television series on Napoleon, this book is outstanding A massively needed account of a gap in the history of the Napoleonic era Invites readers to think of the Napoleonic Wars as a World War, equivalent to 2WW.


  4. says:

    This is an extraordinarily thorough and readable history for which the author deserves the highest praise The enthusiasm with which Knight approaches a potentially quite dry topic administration and logistics lends the writing a certain spark which makes it surprisingly gripping I will admit that after each chapter 30 pages I found myse


  5. says:

    A fascinating insight into the logistics and finance which went into Britain s war effort against Napoleon and the unsung heroes who kept Nelson s fleet and Wellington s army supplied with guns, food, ammunition, gunpowder etc and the root and branch reform of Britain s institutions


  6. says:

    Outstanding book on how the British government organized itself and leveraged its resources to beat Napoleon


  7. says:

    Roger Knight s book about how many aspects of British society contributed to the defeat of Napoleon is a huge book, which is crammed full of detailed research I learned so much in reading this account, including how the warships were built, maintained, manned and sailed, how the army was supplied and funded, how government was reorganised


  8. says:

    This is a thoroughly comprehensive, erudite and exceedingly well researched account of the British government, civil service and bureaucratic inrastructure of the Napoleonic wars Given its narrow focus it won t be read by many, but for those with an interest in the period it is hard to see this being bettered for a long time 25 years ago I


  9. says:

    Very dense, there is an awful lot of information to digest It is mostly in thematic rather than chronological order, although there is a rough division based around the 1802 Peace of Amiens, where Britain was out of the war I probably ought to have read this after some general histories of the Napoleonic Wars That said, it really does convey


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