Blue-Water Empire: The British in the Mediterranean since 1800 R.F. Holland

ISBN: 9780141036106

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Blue-Water Empire: The British in the Mediterranean since 1800  by  R.F. Holland

Blue-Water Empire: The British in the Mediterranean since 1800 by R.F. Holland
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Robert Holland traces the remarkable experience of British mastery in the Mediterranean from the Battle of the Nile to El Alamein and the end of empire, exploring the unique and often explosive relationships that shaped the regions modern history.MoreRobert Holland traces the remarkable experience of British mastery in the Mediterranean from the Battle of the Nile to El Alamein and the end of empire, exploring the unique and often explosive relationships that shaped the regions modern history.For nearly two hundred years the Mediterranean lay at the heart of British power overseas — what Winston Churchill called Britains first battlefield.” Robert Hollands sweeping new book tells the story of an extraordinary experience combining the military imposition of British rule with a constant enthusiasm for Mediterranean life enduring today, and which has left many legacies in administration, culture, language, law and architecture.From Nelsons great victories against the French to El Alamein and the Malta convoys of the Second World War, the Mediterranean shaped Britains own fate as much as Britain shaped the future of the Mediterranean.



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