THE SECRET EXPEDITION : THE ANGLO-RUSSIAN INVASION OF HOLLAND 1799
304pp., illus., 8 colour maps. 2018. In 1799, as part of the Second Coalition against France, an Anglo-Russian army landed in Holland to overthrow the Batavian Republic and to reinstate the Stadtholder William V of Orange. Initially called `The Secret Expedition’, although not really a secret for both sides, the description of the invasion reads like a novel. Five major battles were fought between armies of four different nations, with unexpected deeds of heroism and unexpected defeats.