An Incident in Sea Power
THE SAILING OF THE FRENCH FLEET FROM TOULON
APRIL 13, 1778
IN 1778, when the American Colonies, smarting under the oppressions and wrongs of the mother country, determined to throw off the yoke and absolve the ties which bound them to the land of their origin, a survey of the relative military condition of the Colonies and England would have resulted in an estimate of the situation giving almost all of the advantages to England.
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