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Fold-out map included. Ex-library. 1974 Hard Cover. During most of the Revolution, the British Army occupied the colonial capital of Georgia. But in October, 1779 a fleet of French ships, with an army of French soldiers and Carolina volunteers, attempted to recapture Savannah from the redcoats. After a terrible bombardment, during which the Americans sent cannon balls and bombs hurling into their own city on their own Georgia people, the Allies attempted a furious direct assault on the place. Both efforts failed, the Americans retired with severe losses, and the English continue occupy Savannah until the Peace of Paris. But though the siege of Savannah – the only significant military action in Georgia hearing the Revolution – was an American military failure, it encouraged British to think they could re-conquer the colonies from a southern stronghold and to divert critical men and resources from the campaign in the northern colonies, where the revolution was won. This volume presents nine contemporary narratives, written during the siege or immediately after it, by three Frenchmen, three Englishman, and three Americans. Curiously, the effect of this arrangement is to emphasize how the American Revolution, at least for the French and British, was just one episode in a worldwide struggle of great powers.