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The Bells of Victory: The Pitt-Newcastle Ministry and the Conduct of the Seven Years' War 1757-1762 #2019

The Bells of Victory The Pitt Newcastle Ministry and the Conduct of the Seven Years War Our Bells are worn threadbare with ringing for victory wrote Horace Walpole after receiving news of Wolfe s victory at Quebec in October Traditional accounts of the Seven Years War have emphasi

  • Title: The Bells of Victory: The Pitt-Newcastle Ministry and the Conduct of the Seven Years' War 1757-1762
  • Author: Richard Middleton
  • ISBN: 9780521521321
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Bells of Victory: The Pitt-Newcastle Ministry and the Conduct of the Seven Years' War 1757-1762 By Richard Middleton, Our Bells are worn threadbare with ringing for victory , wrote Horace Walpole after receiving news of Wolfe s victory at Quebec in October 1759 Traditional accounts of the Seven Years War have emphasized the contribution of the Elder Pitt to the success of Britain in Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, India and the Far East The Bells of Victory argues that such a view is m Our Bells are worn threadbare with ringing for victory , wrote Horace Walpole after receiving news of Wolfe s victory at Quebec in October 1759 Traditional accounts of the Seven Years War have emphasized the contribution of the Elder Pitt to the success of Britain in Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, India and the Far East The Bells of Victory argues that such a view is misguided and that, far from exercising single handed control, Pitt s influence was necessarily circumscribed The margin between military success and failure was extremely small, and the British authorities worked within constraints imposed by constitutional propriety and political expediency Effective government action was the result of teamwork by many individuals in the diverse fields of diplomacy, politics, finance, the army, navy, ordnance and commissariat.

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    1. In this book, Middleton analyzes the Seven Years War from the perspective of the British government in general and the Pitt Newcastle ministry in particular The book is about the war s conduct, with the emphasis on politics and strategy rather than battles and campaigns One of Middleton s aims is to show how much the war centered on Europe, and how Britain s main war effort was concentrated in Germany Of course, George II strongly favored a commitment to Hanover, which Pitt opposed Pitt favored [...]

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