The Report of the General Officers, Appointed by His Majesty's Warrant of the First of November 1757, to inquire into the causes of the Failure of the late Expedition to the Coasts of France.
London. Printed for A. Millar. 1758. 8's., 20x 13cm, 116p., disbound, publisher's light red stain on the edges, clean and sound, very good to fine.(cmt). Item #40725
When there was a threat of England 's being invaded by France in 1756 during the Seven Years' War, Sir John Mordaunt was entrusted with the command of an expedition against Rochefort: the naval portion was under the command of Admiral Sir Edward Hawke. Among others under Mordaunt was young James Wolfe, as quartermaster-general. Because of delays, bad weather and indecisiveness, it was decided not to run the risk of an attack and the expedition, which had cost_over_a million pounds sterling, returned home. A court of inquiry was ordered, of which this is the report, and a subsequent court-martial found Mordaunt not guilty.