By fire and bayonet greys west indies campaign of 1794 from reason to revolution steve brown on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers there have been few books about greys glorious but ultimately ill fated west indies campaign in the early years of the long and terrible wars of 1793 1815. A forgotten campaign of the french revolutionary wars in 1794 lt gen sir charles grey undertook a campaign against the french colonies in the west indies and turned in a remarkably successful performance one which has hitherto been almost wholly neglected in the literature. By fire and bayonet by steve brown 9781911512608 available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. The great killer on this campaign was not the french it was disease principally yellow fever of the 6200 men who landed with grey on martinique in february 1794 some 4100 were dead by christmas such then is by fire and bayonet an account of a very dramatic period for the british army in the west indies. This book covers sir charles greys glorious but ultimately ill fated west indies campaign in the early years of the napoleonic period
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