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By René Chartrand, Paul Chappell

Centuries in the past, the West Indies have been a booming set of islands the place monstrous fortunes have been made. by way of the past due 1790s, the West Indies attracted four-fifths of British in a foreign country capital investments and supplied over one-eight of the government's £31.5 million overall web profit to the Treasury. those figures clarify the great numbers of naval and army forces deployed to guard those useful Caribbean territories. This interesting quantity by means of Réne Chartrand examines those forces, together with a wealth of illustrations and images and 8 complete web page color plates via Paul Chappell.

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