De Broglie's Armada: A Plan for the Invasion of England, by Sudipta Das

By Sudipta Das

The current research represents the 1st released translation and research of an interesting scheme of invasion of the British Isles that shaped the root of all later invasion plans drawn up within the ivory towers of French international relations.

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See Henri Doniol, Histoire de la participation de la France à l’establissement des États-Unis d’Amérique. Tome II. Paris Imprimerie Nationale, 1884–89, 668. 11. 53 Angleterre, 92-93. 12. G. Lacour-Gayet, La Marine Militaire de la France sour le Règne de Louis XV. Paris,Honoré Champion Libraire, 1902, 448–9. 13. D. Angleterre, 73. Also, see M. Lacour-Gayet, 450–51. 14. A. Temple Patterson, 13. 2 Such are those who, attached to the King and the State through long service and great benefits, have acquired some insight through their diligence and experience.

A portion of it believed up to now that honor is lost for England. If she does not suppress America, a new ministry composed of members of the opposition directed by Lord Chatham himself will find no fewer difficulties for an accommodation if independence is not the first article. Lord Chatham spoke several times himself in his speech to parliament of a treaty of union; he said that it requires the English to form a familial pack with their American brothers—a remarkable expression that, alluding to our familiar pact, positively indicates what the plan of this ex-minister would be if he were to return to the head of affairs.

Broglie had also believed that a conjunction of ideas and efforts 18 Chapter III would increase the chances of implementation of the project. He received the cooperation of the foreign minister as Choiseul signed off on all the instructions on the project while the former directed the communication. Broglie had employed the services of several agents such as Hugel, Mesnil-Durand, Béville, La Rozière, and d’Ornay for the exploration of different parts of the French coast in August 1768. The surveillance reports were treated as highly confidential.

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