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At the height of the Seven Years' War, Great Britain made an audacious strike at the heart of Spanish colonial power in the Caribbean. Gathering troops from bases in Britain and Canada and sailing across the Atlantic in secrecy was an incredible feat. The raid on Havana took Spanish colonial forces completely by surprise and following vicious fighting, the city defences at El Moro collapsed. Havana, the jewel in the Spanish colonial crown, now belonged to Britain. The success of the raid influenced British military policy for centuries as the true potential of amphibious warfare was realized. Author David Greentree tracks every aspect of the raid from its origins to the seige and assault of El Morro. Each section is accompanied by full color illustrations from Donato Spedaliere and Giuseppe Rava along with maps, photographs, and period artwork.

Product details

Published Oct 19 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781846039874
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 20 b/w; 21 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Raid
Short code RAID 15
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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David Greentree

David Greentree graduated from the University of Y…

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Donato Spedaliere

Donato Spedaliere was born in Switzerland and move…

Illustrator

Giuseppe Rava

Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took…

Illustrator

Mariusz Kozik

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