Annals of the Wars of the Eighteenth Century; 1700-1739

Annals of the Wars of the Eighteenth Century; 1700-1739

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...as a means in the defence of fortified places. They had until Vauban's time been employed and found effectual in the formation of breaches, but now mines came to be regarded of considerable service to the besieged, by not only impeding the progress of the besieger, but in inspiring his troops with uncertainty and dread. How brave soever in the field a soldier is, he evinces great repugnance in engaging in the perilous service against mines; and at Tournay it was only by the officers personally visiting the trenches and offering high rewards to the men, that they would enter upon the task of countermining. 1710. I. Fresh Negotiations Which Again Fail.--2. War In The NetherLands, The Siege And Cafture Of Douay.--3. War In Italy. 4. War In Sfain. 5. Battle Of Saragossa.--6. Stanhofe And His Army Surrender At Brihuega. 7-Battle Of Villaviciosa. 8. Naval War. 1. Fresh Negotiations Which Again Fail. Many events occurred in the winter, which in their issue were calculated to affect the war. The Whig party, to which Marl 1710. THE SIEGE AND CAPTUBE OF DOUAT. Ill borough belonged in England, were driven from the Queen's councils. The French King seeing the misery of his people daily increase, and his resources fail, again endeavoured to resume negotiations through the States General, and sent plenipotentiaries to meet the Dutch Envoy, who arrived at Moesdyk on the 19th f March. The States sent a petition to the Queen of England, to send over the Duke of Marlborough to meet them, who forthwith came over and met Prince Eugene at Geertruydenberg. The substance of the conferences was communicated to Lord Townshend, the British minister at the Hague, and Count Zinzendorf, as well as to the Pensionary Heinsius, and the negotiations were continued, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601173
  • 9781236601179