Napoleonic Wars Forum

The Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815

The Battle of Fishguard, 22nd-24th February 1797

For all discussions relating to the French Revolutionary Wars of 1792 to 1797.

The Battle of Fishguard, 22nd-24th February 1797

Postby Mark » February 22nd, 2014, 11:32 am

Just a reminder that today is the anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Fishguard - the last time Britain was invaded by a foreign power - on this day in 1797. After discovering the local supply of wine (salvaged from a shipwreck) many of the French troops were unfit to fight and eventually they were forced to surrender to the British.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fishguard

Mark
Mark Simner BA (Hons) MSc | Web: http://marksimner.me.uk | Twitter @marksimner
User avatar
Mark
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 3630
Joined: May 12th, 2011, 7:52 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Return to War of the First Coalition 1792-1797

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests