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Bringing forward shipping for government service: the indispensable role of the transport service, 1793 to 1815

@inproceedings{Sutcliffe2013BringingFS,
  title={Bringing forward shipping for government service: the indispensable role of the transport service, 1793 to 1815},
  author={R. Sutcliffe},
  year={2013}
}
The Transport Board’s very significant and effective role in the preparation of all the major military expeditions and in the ultimate defeat of Bonaparte has been largely ignored by historians. The Board has hitherto been perceived as a subsidiary board of the Admiralty. However it was responsible to the Treasury and its main task was to transport and support the army overseas, on the instructions of the Secretary of State for War. The government depended upon the availability of merchant… Expand

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