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" Nothing equals the beautiful order of the English at sea. Never was a line drawn straighter than that formed by their ships ; thus they bring all their fire to bear upon those who draw near them. "
The Evolution of Sea-power - Page 128
by Percy Arthur Baxter Silburn - 1912 - 288 pages
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783, Volume 1

Alfred Thayer Mahan - Naval history - 1890 - 557 pages
...remarked even then. The Frenchman De Guiche, after witnessing this Four Days' Fight, wrote : — " Nothing equals the beautiful order of the English...to bear upon those who draw near them. . . . They light like a liue of cavalry which is handled according to rule, and applies itself solely to force...
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Famous British admirals

Albert Lee - 1905
...with a skill which even England's enemies praised ungrudgingly. A Frenchman wrote this about it : " Nothing equals the beautiful order of the English...bring all their fire to bear upon those who draw near to them. They fight like a line of cavalry which is handled according to rule, whereas the Dutch advance...
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The Cambridge Modern History, Volume 5

Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Sir Stanley Mordaunt Leathes - History, Modern - 1908
...always with much success. "Nothing," wrote the French eye-witness of Monck's attack on June 2, 1666, " equals the beautiful order of the English at sea. Never was a line drawn straighter than that drawn by their ships. They fight like a line of cavalry handled according to rule." It is only the...
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783

Alfred Thayer Mahan - History - 1894 - 557 pages
...was remarked even then. The Frenchman De Guiche, after witnessing this Four Days' Fight, wrote : — "Nothing equals the beautiful order of the English at sea. Never was a line drawn straighier than that formed by their ships ; thns they bring all their fire to bear upon those who...
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Of Arms and Men : A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression: A History of ...

Robert L. O'Connell Senior Intelligence Analyst U.S. Army Foreign Science & Technology Center - History - 1989 - 384 pages
...perfected at the Four Days' Battle in 1666, where, as French observer de Guiche noted: "Nothing equalled the beautiful order of the English at sea. Never was...their fire to bear upon those who draw near them. . . . Whereas the Dutch advanced like cavalry whose squadron . . . come separately to the charge."65...
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Sacred Vessels: The Cult of the Battleship and the Rise of the U.S. Navy

Robert L. O'Connell - Social Science - 1991 - 409 pages
...Rossi de Cerci. (Courtesy of the directors of the Musee de la Marine, Palais de Chaillot) equalled the beautiful order of the English at sea. Never was...all their fire to bear upon those who draw near them . . . whereas the Dutch advanced like cavalry whose squadron leave their ranks and come separately...
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1898
...discipline, close fighting, hard hitting. A French writer, less than twenty years afterwards, wrote, ' Nothing equals the beautiful order of the English...line of cavalry which is handled according to rule, whereas the Dutch advance like cavalry whose squadrons leave their ranks and come separately to the...
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