Thursday, 15 October 2009

Battle of Quiberon Bay

Talking of 250ths I wonder if anyone has anything planned to celebrate Quiberon Bay in November - a naval victory for the British that scotched French invasion plans and was a major turning of the tide? to quote the wiki

The power of the French fleet was broken, and would not recover before the war was over; in the words of Alfred Thayer Mahan (The Influence of Sea Power upon History), "The battle of 20 November 1759 was the Trafalgar of this war, and [...] the English fleets were now free to act against the colonies of France, and later of Spain, on a grander scale than ever before". For instance, the French could not follow up their victory at the Battle of Sainte-Foy in 1760 for want of reinforcements and supplies from France and so Quiberon Bay may be regarded as the battle that determined the fate of New France and hence Canada.

Museum of the battle of Cardinaux as its called in France

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