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The French Are Coming! – The Invasion Scare …

The French Are Coming! – The Invasion Scare of 1859

Capt. Gibbons & Lord Rivers discuss the war scare that triggered a naval arms race, coastal defence construction, and the rise of the Rifle Volunteers, but culminated in a growing friendship between France & Britain.

We discuss the French ironclad Gloire & the iron hulled response–HMS Warrior.