International Affairs & Defence
Bonhomme Richard Vs Serapis: Flamborough Head, 1779
- Lardas, Mark Rava, Giuseppe
- Osprey Publishing
The clash between the American Bonhomme Richard and the British HMS Serapis during the American Revolutionary War is perhaps the most famous single-ship duel in history. This epic battle between two very similar ships - and crews - off the coast of Britain in September 1779 created two naval heroes: in victory John Paul Jones became a figure that all future American naval officers would aspire to emulate, while Richard Pearson, in defeat, became a hero to the British for a tenacious defence that allowed the merchant vessels under his protection to escape. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this is the story of an epic maritime clash at the height of the Revolutionary War that provided a founding legend for generations of US naval officers and demonstrated the intrepidity and fighting prowess of the fledgling American Navy.
|Extent||80 pages, Illustrations (chiefly col.)||ISBN||9781849087858|
|Format||N/A||Published||05 Jul 2012|
|Availability||In Stock - 3 to 5 days||Delivery||Delivery options and charges|