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Drinkwater, John 1762-1844

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Works: 64 works in 288 publications in 2 languages and 2,370 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Acting editions  History  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Naval history  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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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. by John Drinkwater( )

26 editions published between 1785 and 1790 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

68 editions published between 1785 and 2011 in English and held by 539 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 siege of Gibraltar, 1779-1783 : with a description and account of that garrison from the earliest times by John Drinkwater( Book )

31 editions published between 1789 and 2016 in English and held by 211 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 )

19 editions published between 1840 and 2010 in English and held by 157 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( )

12 editions published between 1791 and 1793 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1785 and 2005 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln; a play by John Drinkwater( Book )

11 editions published between 1918 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This famous 1918 play by John Drinkwater was a great success in England upon its opening and gained even more popularity with its Broadway performances beginning in 1919. In 1938, Orson Welles would adapt a play into a radio show
A history of the late siege of Gibraltar, with a discription and account of that garrison from the earliest periods by John Drinkwater( Book )

4 editions published in 1785 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the late siege of Gibraltar by John Drinkwater( Book )

8 editions published between 1785 and 1793 in English and held by 24 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 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1789 and 2012 in English and held by 20 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 narrative of the proceedings of the British fleet, commanded by Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. on the fourteenth of February, 1797 by Officer of His Majesty's land-forces( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonlit apples : voice and piano by Franz Holford( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 6 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 )

3 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Cormwell by John Drinkwater( Book )

4 editions published between 1929 and 1954 in German and Undetermined and held by 5 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 battle
Alternative Names
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

Languages
English (230)

German (3)