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Manila Ransomed

The British Assault on Manila in the Seven Years War


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Manila Ransomed by Nicholas Tracy
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In 1762, at the end of the Seven Years War, a small but technically proficient force of British Army regulars and East India Company soldiers supported by the ships and men of the East Indies Squadron of the Royal Navy, sailed from Madras to capture Manila. This is an account of how the force, commanded by General William Draper and Vice-Admiral Samuel Cornish, captured the greatest Spanish fortress in the western Pacific and attempted to establish a trade with China.

Author Biography

Nicholas Tracy is Adjunct Professor at the University of New Brunswick. He has undertaken numerous studies for the Canadian Departments of National Defence and of External Affairs and his published work includes books and articles on British naval history, international affairs and strategic studies.
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October 1st, 1995
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
University of Exeter Press
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