L Onard Charner

L Onard Charner

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. L onard Victor Joseph Charner (1797, Saint-Brieuc, C tes-d'Armor - 1869) was a Vice-Admiral of the French Navy. In 1843, Captain Charner was part of the fleet sent to the Pacific Ocean by the French Foreign Minister Fran ois Guizot under Admiral Jean-Baptiste C cille and together with the diplomat Lagrene. The move responded to the successes of the British in China in 1842, and France hoped to counterbalance these successes by accessing China from the south.In 1860, Charner was commander of the French naval forces in the Far East. He was involved in the Second Opium War in China until its end in 1861. As soon as the war ended, Charner left for Vietnam in January 1861 with his naval squadron and a force of 3,000 troops to support French troops encircled in Saigon. In 1861, he relieved the Siege of Saigon, thereby continuing the endeavour of Admiral Rigault de Genouilly, and permitting the establishment of the first French territories in Vietnam.
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135765620
  • 9786135765625