By Len Deighton
Drawing at the author's deep realizing of army existence and the strengths and frailties of politicians and generals, it is a myth-puncturing research of the appearance of the second one global War.
'Blood, Tears and Folly' bargains a sweeping and compelling ancient research of six theatres of struggle: the conflict of the Atlantic, Hitler's conquest of western Europe, the conflict within the Mediterranean, the conflict for the skies, Operation Barbarossa and the German attack on Russia, and the access of Japan right into a really international war.
This is the interval in which the Allied powers have been delivered to the very breaking point of defeat. Deighton deals an unflinching account of the political machinations, the tactic and strategies, the guns and the boys on either side who created a global of terror and hundreds of thousands of lifeless, of the Holocaust, and of nuclear devastation.
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Laid up after capture. Sold 1825. Lady Prevost (armed schooner) Dimensions LBP: 68ft / Breadth: 18ft 6in / Depth of Hold: 8ft / Draft: 9ft 6in Displacement 230 tons Complement 86 Armament 10 x 12lb carronades, 1 x 9lb long gun (pivot), 2 x 6lb long guns Built 1812, Amherstburg, Upper Canada Entered Service 1812, Provincial Marine Captured at Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813. Commissioned as USS Lady Prevost afterwards. Sold 1815. Detroit (ship-rigged sloop-of-war) Dimensions LBP: 92ft 6in / Breadth: 26ft / Depth of Hold: 11ft / Draft: 12ft Displacement 305 tons Complement 150 Armament 1 x 24lb carronade, 2 x 24lb long guns, 1 x 18lb long gun (pivot), 6 x 12lb long guns, 8 x 9lb long guns Built 1813, Amherstburg, Upper Canada Entered Service 1813, Royal Navy Design believed based on Cruizer-class sloop-of-war.
Renamed Star in 1814. Converted to a transport in 1815. Paid off in 1816, and sold in 1837. Prince Regent (frigate) (see plate F) Princess Charlotte (frigate) Dimensions LBP: 121ft / Breadth: 37ft 8in / Depth of Hold: 8ft 8in / Draft: 17ft Displacement 756 tons Complement 280 Armament 2 x 68lb carronades, 16 x 32lb carronades, 24 x 24lb long guns Built 1814, Kingston, Upper Canada Entered Service 1814, Royal Navy Originally intended as a transport brig named Vittoria, Princess Charlotte was modiﬁed into a larger ship on the stocks by George Record.
ABOVE USS Superior, in ordinary after the War of 1812. A large oceangoing 44-gun frigate built for the United States during the War of 1812, it gave Chauncey's squadron temporary control of Lake Ontario. (AC) ABOVE RIGHT Sackett’s Harbor was the main base for the US Navy on Lake Ontario. By 1814 it was a major shipbuilding center, but the New York river network meant supplies either had to travel overland, or be shipped along the Lake Ontario coast from Oswego. (AC) The British flotilla on Lake Ontario in 1814, seen anchored off Oswego.