Anson’s Cruise (1740–1744)

George Anson’s capture of a Manila galleon by Samuel Scott. PRINCIPAL COMBATANTS: Britain vs. Spain PRINCIPAL THEATER(S): West coast of Spanish America and Manila, Philippines MAJOR ISSUES AND OBJECTIVES: Britain hoped to launch a preemptive strike against Spain in anticipation of the War of the Austrian Succession in Europe by cutting off Spain’s supply of […]

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