At Twelve Mr Byng was shot

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The tragic story of Admiral John Byng (1704-57). Known for the loss of Minorca in 1756 at the beginning of the Seven Years War. His ships badly needed repair and he was relieved of his command before he could see to his ships or secure the extra forces he required. He was court-martialled and found guilty of failing to do his utmost to prevent Minorca falling to the French following the Battle of Minorca (1756). He was sentenced to death and shot by firing squad (Voltaire commented pour encourager les autres), on 14 March 1757.
The tragic story of Admiral John Byng (1704-57). Known for the loss of Minorca in 1756 at the beginning of the Seven Years War. His ships badly needed repair and he was relieved of his command before he could see to his ships or secure the extra forces he required. He was court-martialled and found guilty of failing to do his utmost to prevent Minorca falling to the French following the Battle of Minorca (1756). He was sentenced to death and shot by firing squad (Voltaire commented pour encourager les autres), on 14 March 1757.
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Author Dudley Pope
Published 1962
Book Condition Ex Library Naval Collection of Gosport Library , library plate on front endpaper, generally good condition
Dimensions (cm) 17x24
Pages 375
Weight (g) 815.0000
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