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Drinkwater, John 1762-1844

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Works: 78 works in 339 publications in 1 language and 2,573 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Personal correspondence  Musical settings  Naval history  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DA87.51779, 937.09
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Most widely held works by John Drinkwater
A history of the late siege of Gibraltar. : With a description and account of that garrison, from the earliest periods. by John Drinkwater( )

123 editions published between 1785 and 2017 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Drinkwater (1762-1844) was stationed at Gibraltar with the Royal Manchester Volunteers from June 1779 to February 1783 while it was besieged by a Franco-Spanish force. He kept a careful record of events during the longest siege endured by British forces. Returning to England a captain, in 1785 he published his account of the unsuccessful siege, which went through four editions in five years. The siege by both land and naval forces put the garrison under great pressure, as food and fuel became scarce. Two successful naval expeditions in 1780 and 1781 evaded the blockade to bring provisions and extra troops, and to evacuate civilians. The siege was lifted, and Gibraltar remained a key British naval base in the Mediterranean. As well as giving his own eyewitness account, Drinkwater got assistance from other officers and men, and also provides illustrations of Gibraltar and plans of the siege
A history of the late siege of Gibraltar : With a description and account of that garrison. by John Drinkwater( )

10 editions published between 1789 and 1791 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative of the Battle of St. Vincent; with anecdotes of Nelson before and after that battle by John Drinkwater( Book )

24 editions published between 1840 and 2010 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant-Colonel John Drinkwater (1762-1844), an army officer, was on board the Minerva, bearing Commodore Nelson's pennant, after the British evacuation from Corsica, when they found themselves in the middle of the Spanish fleet. Having been transferred to another ship, and Nelson to the Captain, Drinkwater thus became an eyewitness of the Battle of St Vincent, 14 February 1797. He made sketches of the positions of the fleet during the battle, that were subsequently praised for their accuracy by naval officers. His Narrative was originally published the same year, but reissued in 1840 with the addition of anecdotes of Nelson, to raise funds for a Nelson testimonial. The original aim of the work was to give due credit to the officers, particularly Nelson, to whom it was felt that Admiral Sir John Jervis had not given sufficient recognition for their part in his most significant victory
A history of the late siege of Gibraltar : with a description and account of that garrison, from the earliest periods, and a copious table of contents. By John Drinkwater. by John Drinkwater( )

17 editions published between 1791 and 1793 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the siege of Gibraltar, 1779-1783 : with a description and account of that garrison from the earliest times by John Drinkwater( Book )

7 editions published between 1861 and 1905 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the siege of Gibraltar, 1779-1783 : with a description and account of that garrison from the earliest periods by John Drinkwater( Book )

14 editions published between 1844 and 1871 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the siege of Gibraltar, 1779-1783 by John Drinkwater( )

13 editions published between 1789 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the siege of Gibraltar, 1779-1783. With description and account of that garrison, from the earliest periods by John Drinkwater( Book )

2 editions published in 1844 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the late siege of Gibraltar, with a discription and account of that garrison from the earliest periods by John Drinkwater( Book )

5 editions published in 1785 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the siege of Gibraltar. With a description and account of that garrison, from the earliest periods by John Drinkwater( )

4 editions published between 1785 and 1839 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the late siege of Gibraltar With a description and account of that garrison by John Drinkwater( )

3 editions published between 1789 and 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolf Liebeschuetz reflected : essays presented by colleagues, friends, & pupils( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln : a play by John Drinkwater( Book )

3 editions published in 1927 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the siege of Gibraltar, 1779-1783; with a description and account of that garrison from the earliest periods, by John Drinkwater by John Drinkwater( )

2 editions published in 1861 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern short plays. First series by John Drinkwater( Book )

7 editions published between 1930 and 1950 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three songs by Franz Holford( )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the late siege of Gibraltar. With a description and account of that garrison, from the earliest periods; and a copious table of contents by John Drinkwater( Book )

2 editions published between 1791 and 1793 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of the late siege of Gibraltar. : With a description and account of that garrison, from the earliest periods.
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A narrative of the Battle of St. Vincent; with anecdotes of Nelson before and after that battleWolf Liebeschuetz reflected : essays presented by colleagues, friends, & pupils
Alternative Names
A. John Drinkwater Bethune

Bethune, Drinkwater 1762-1844

Bethune, John Drinkwater 1762-1844

Captain in the late Seventy-Second Regiment, or, Royal Manchester Volunteers, 1762-1844

Drinkwater Bethune, John

Drinkwater-Bethune, John 1762-1844

John Drinkwater Bethune Brits militair historicus (1762-1844)

John Drinkwater Bethune English army officer and military historian

Officer of His Majesty's Land Forces 1762-1844

ジョン・ドリンクウォーター・ビートン

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English (256)