#OTD in 1796 – Wolfe Tone writes in near despair of efforts to land French invasion forces at Bantry Bay.

A French fleet under General Hoche with Wolfe Tone, 43 vessels and 14,500 men sails from Brest in December and is scattered by storms; 36 ships arrive at Bantry Bay but do not attempt a landing and return to France, thus preventing what might have been an Irish/French victory over the English. Wolfe Tone writes […]

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#OTD in 1796 – Wolfe Tone writes in near despair of efforts to land French invasion forces at Bantry Bay.

A French fleet under General Hoche with Wolfe Tone, 43 vessels and 14,500 men sails from Brest in December and is scattered by storms; 36 ships arrive at Bantry Bay but do not attempt a landing and return to France, thus preventing what might have been an Irish/French victory over the English. Wolfe Tone writes […]

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#OTD in 1796 – Wolfe Tone writes in near despair of efforts to land French invasion forces at Bantry Bay.

A French fleet under General Hoche with Wolfe Tone, 43 vessels and 14,500 men sails from Brest in December and is scattered by storms; 36 ships arrive at Bantry Bay but do not attempt a landing and return to France, thus preventing what might have been an Irish/French victory over the English. Wolfe Tone writes […]

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#OTD in 1796 – Wolfe Tone writes in near despair of efforts to land French invasion forces at Bantry Bay.

A French fleet under General Hoche with Wolfe Tone, 43 vessels and 14,500 men sails from Brest in December and is scattered by storms; 36 ships arrive at Bantry Bay but do not attempt a landing and return to France, thus preventing what might have been an Irish/French victory over the English. Wolfe Tone writes […]

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1796 – Wolfe Tone writes in near despair of efforts to land French invasion forces at Bantry Bay.

A French fleet under General Hoche with Wolfe Tone, 43 vessels and 14,500 men sails from Brest in December and is scattered by storms; 36 ships arrive at Bantry Bay but do not attempt a landing and return to France, thus preventing what might have been an Irish/French victory over the English. Wolfe Tone writes […]

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