On Thu, 6 Jul 1995, CONRAD BLADEY wrote:
(of Yorktown and the French support for U.S. Independence)
> nore were they the larger contributer to the force.
Interestingly enough, there were more french forces at Yorktown
(7,800 french plus 8,845 American and allies Vs. 7,000 British)
than there were at the Boyne!
(14,000 regular Irish Cavalry and untrained infantry plus ** 7,000 French
against William's 35,000 Huguenots, some english, Danish, Prussian,
Finnish, and Swiss).
The lessons of Yorktown and Boyne are twofold;
First, to the victor goes the spoils (ie. if James had
won out Ireland would have been a cultural victor; solidly Catholic) ** and
He (or she) who garners the most international support wins!
> No excuses-no surrender