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Military Badges and Insignia on the grounds that 1945. publication One КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Blandford Press Серия: Blandford color sequence Язык: АнглийскийОбъём: 218 Формат: PDFРазмер: 29.03 Мб eighty five

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The exception was Guadeloupe, where the tricolour flags and cockades were again seen on 17 June 1815. Thousands of miles away, Napoleon lost the battle of Waterloo the next day, and abdicated on 22 June. On 3 August a British envoy bearing this news demanded the surrender of Guadeloupe; but Col. Boyer did not believe a word and determined to fight for the Emperor to the last. A strong British force succeeded in landing on 9 August; and after some skirmishes, but few losses on either side, the island 40 who knew themselves lost in the long run, their objective was to tie down as many enemy troops and ships for as long as possible.

Boyer-Peyreleau, Les Antilles françaises, particulièrement de la Guadeloupe . . (Paris, 1823); P. de Lacroix, Mémoires pour servir à l' histoire de la révolution de SaintDomingue (Paris, 1819); E. Picard and P. , Mémoires et journeaux du Général Decaen. Vol. 2 (Paris, 1911 ) ; Recueil des lois relatives à la Marine et aux Colonies (published yearly). For the Dutch colonies, A . J . A. Gerlach, Fastes militaires des Indes-orientales néerlandaises (Paris, 1859); J. H. , De Uniformen van de Nederlansche Zee-en Landmacht hier te lande en in de kolonien (Gravenhage, 1900).

Thousands of miles away, Napoleon lost the battle of Waterloo the next day, and abdicated on 22 June. On 3 August a British envoy bearing this news demanded the surrender of Guadeloupe; but Col. Boyer did not believe a word and determined to fight for the Emperor to the last. A strong British force succeeded in landing on 9 August; and after some skirmishes, but few losses on either side, the island 40 who knew themselves lost in the long run, their objective was to tie down as many enemy troops and ships for as long as possible.

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