The History of the Berry Head Fortifications Part 6 - PDF
Napoleon massed another invasion army in the summer of 1801. This was to be a more seriously prepared attempt: in March he wrote to the Minister of Marine for information about the length of time it would take to assemble a hundred gunboats at Boulogne, and further information about the craft available.
On March 13 he instituted the organisation of these boats into a flotilla whose crews were always to be on board and ready.
Mercer responded by putting forward suggestions for further work on the defences...
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|Subject||Maritime. Fortifications. Brixham|
|Keywords||construction soldiers plans costs politics|