A WASTE OF BLOOD AND TREASURE: THE 1799 ANGLO-RUSSIAN INVASION OF THE NETHERLANDS.
206pp., 16 illus. 2017. With the Netherlands overrun by French Republican forces, the British and Russian governments sent an allied army of 48,000 men under the Duke of York to liberate the country and restore the House of Orange. The largest operation mounted by Pitt’s ministry during the French Revolutionary Wars, the amphibious expedition involved the first ever direct cooperation between British and Russian forces, embroiled the armies in five full-scale battles, and secured the capture of the Dutch fleet.