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Fort Royal, Guadeloupe, 1759

Engraving by C Grignion after Lieutenant Archibald Campbell, Royal Engineers. Published by Thomas Jeffreys, Charing Cross, London, 10 August 1764.

Guadeloupe was the richest of the French islands in the West Indies and a favourite refuge for French privateers during the Seven Years War (1756-1763). In April 1759, a British force captured the island after a series of actions which gradually wore down the French defenders. British casualties during the fighting were comparatively light, but fever killed some 800 officers and men on Guadeloupe by the end of 1759.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1964-08-39-1

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, Out of Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1964-08-39-1