Historians discover French plan to invade Britain
Published on October 5th, 2009 | by Admin5
The plan, which was drawn up by a French general, was to bring over 10,000 American soldiers and capitalise on a Britain that was distracted by the war on the other side of the Atlantic.
The general also proposed that the force include a corps of American Indians, or “sauvages”, as he termed them, that would strike terror into the British.
The document was drawn up by Charles-François Dumouriez when commander at Cherbourg and bears a pencil note saying it came from the papers of General Barthélemy Scherer, briefly Minister of War.