By John C. Fredriksen
Americas army Adversaries КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: ABC-CLIOАвтор(ы): John C. FredriksenЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2001Количество страниц: 635ISBN: 1-57607-604-0Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 6.49 mb RapidIfolder zero
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An excellent officer, Arnim performed well over the ensuing decade, serving in the Defense Ministry (1924– 1925) and as commander of the elite 68th Infantry Regiment (1935). He acquired a reputation for enterprise and devotion to the service, even if reticent by nature and dourly disposed. Arnim nonetheless rose to major general in 1938 and was slated to succeed the outgoing divisional commander, but his career Hans-Jurgen Arnim hit an unforeseen snag. A Prussian profesBettmann/Corbis true sional, Arnim was bound by an iron oath of loyalty to his superior—regardless of whom that was.
In fact, Governor Sir William Berkeley was related to him by marriage, and Bacon also received the distinct honor of being appointed to the governor’s council. Thus situated, Bacon established himself on a sizable plantation at Curles, about 50 miles above Jamestown, where he attempted to settle into the life of a gentleman farmer. Unfortunately, Virginia at this time was experiencing a period of economic and social distress. Due to a dramatic fall in the price of tobacco, the colony’s principal export, a severe depression had lingered for several months.
As predicted, the sary to defeat the Americans. admiral and the general developed a thinly By June 1780, the British were alerted by the disguised mutual loathing, which militated traitor Benedict Arnold that a large French 19 ARBUTHNOT, MARRIOT fleet under Adm. Louis d’Arsac de Ternay was bearing down upon Newport with the army of the Comte de Rochambeau—6,000 strong—in its holds. Clinton again exhorted his naval opposite to sail and reinforce the garrison before the enemy landed, but Arbuthnot responded with his usual vacillation and awaited reinforcements.
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