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By John Lambert, Al Ross

The e-book covers striking global struggle II Allied Coastal ships. between them are Motor torpedo boats, PT boats, motor gunboats, and submarine chasers. The publication covers those boats in technical element, phrases, images and line drawings.

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The army followed up its victory by purging Parliament in order to stop it negotiating with Charles (Pride’s Purge, 6 December 1648), trying and executing Charles for treason against the people (30 January 1649), and declaring a republic. Thanks, in part, to religious zeal, the army had become a radical force and had not been intimidated about confronting their anointed king. The army leaders were determined to punish Charles as a ‘‘Man of Blood’’ who had killed the Lord’s People. His execution made compromise with the Royalists highly unlikely, and entrenched the new ideological position of the new regime.

This was an important aspect of the emphasis on loyalty in appointment to positions of command, an emphasis that reflected the key role of the army as the support of government in the face of both a rival claim to the throne and a people willing to use force to protest against unwelcome policies. This role serves as a reminder that professionalism has to be understood within its political context, which was vital to the tasking of the military. Nevertheless, both George I (r. 1714– 1727) and George II (r.

Well equipped with carts, wagons, and draft horses, they retained the initiative, and were also supported by the navy. Like Wellington later, Cromwell was convinced of the importance of logistics. The New Model’s capability was also fully demonstrated to foreign eyes, when, at the Battle of the Dunes on 14 June 1658, English troops joined the French in defeating the outnumbered Spanish Army of Flanders, a key engagement. In the subsequent peace settlement, England gained Dunkirk, although Charles II sold it to France in 1661.

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