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Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis: Flamborough Head 1779 (Duel #44)

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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 ...more
ebook, 80 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Osprey Publishing (first published January 1st 2012)
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Frédéric
So you know, I couldn't pick up a brig from a sloop or a frigate, even if my life depended upon it.
Being no naval buff, I wasn't expecting much of this book, which I was reading only because in my collection of "american war of independance" Ospreys.

Yet, I was delighted.

This is probably the first time I've read some naval battle book that considered me as someone who has no knowledge of naval affairs and that takes the time to explain things to me. Ok, I don't read that much books on naval bat
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Jeff
One of the best Osprey Duel series books I have read so far. The detailed description of the ships, crews, and battle are outstanding. Highly recommended.
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