Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis: Flamborough Head 1779 - Duel (Paperback)
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Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis: Flamborough Head 1779 - Duel (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 20/07/2012
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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 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-color 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 US Navy.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781849087858
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 261 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 8 mm

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