William Godwin's Diary


The British government had launched an ambitious operation to land over 3,000 émigrés with arms and supplies for 70,000 men at Quiberon Bay, Brittany in June 1795. They were joined by 10,000 chouans (guerillas) but the solid military response by the French led by General Hoche ensured the expedition was a total failure.

See William Doyle, The Oxford History of the French Revolution, 2nd edn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 311-13.