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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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French Revolution

1-215050 Ball, Philip A WASTE OF BLOOD AND TREASURE: The 1799 Anglo-Russian Invasion of the Netherlands With the Netherlands overrun by French Republican forces, the British and Russian governments sent an allied army of 48,000 men under the Duke of York to liberate the country and restore the House of Orange.

The largest operation mounted by Pitt's ministry during the French Revolutionary Wars, the amphibious expedition involved the first ever direct cooperation between British and Russian forces, embroiled the armies in five full-scale battles, and secured the capture of the Dutch fleet. As Britain's first major continental involvement since 1795, it played a part in shaping the early careers of many famous military commanders of the Napoleonic Wars. In the end, however, the campaign failed spectacularly. Its inglorious end provoked parliamentary outrage and led to diplomatic rupture between Britain and Russia. The Duke of York never commanded an army in the field again.

This book examines British, French, Dutch and Russian sources to reveal a fascinating tale of intrigue, diplomatic skullduggery and daring action. Spies, politicians, sailors and soldiers all play a part in the exciting story of an expedition that made (and broke) reputations and tested alliances. It recounts in lavish detail the series of battles fought to liberate a people who showed little interest in being saved and explores the story behind the triumphs and failures of this forgotten campaign. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-225630 Ball, Philip Neither Up Nor Down - The British Army and the Campaign in Flanders 1793-1795 Britain's war against Revolutionary France is today a largely forgotten prelude to the Napoleonic Wars. The campaign in Flanders was Britain's attempt to stem the power of the new republic as it threatened to engulf its neighbors, but it was to end in disaster. Includes 51 b/w illustrations, 32 b/w maps.

Chronicles the many battles and unraveling of the First Coalition as the varying fortunes of the combatants saw their armies march to and fro across the fields of Flanders. A weak and ill-equipped army led by the Duke of York struggled daily with the terrain and climate of the Low Countries as well as the competing aims of its allies and the unrealistic expectations of its government 1 vol, 432 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND SON
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1-220820 Carradice, Phil BRITAIN'S LAST INVASION: The Battle of Fishguard 1797 The history of Britain has been shaped by those who have invaded this small isle: the Romans, Vikings and Norman Conquest all molded our society and culture. Surprisingly, the last time mainland Britain was ever invaded was not Duke William's victory at Hastings in 1066 or even the Bloodless Revolution of 1688. It was, in fact, in February 1797 when 1,400 drunken and out-of-control French soldiers from the Legion Noire landed on the north coast of Pembrokeshire near Fishguard.

The Battle of Fishguard, a military invasion of Great Britain by Revolutionary France, consisted mainly of drunken Frenchmen rampaging around the area, burning churches and terrorizing the locals. The role and courage of the women of Fishguard is revealed: when the men fled, the women stayed fast. Learn how the town cobbler Jemima Nicholas - armed with only a pitchfork - captured 12 enemy soldiers.

The attempted invasion lasted just three days, but following the attempt, the government recognized the need to strengthen the British fleet, a policy that almost certainly helped prevent Napoleon's later planned invasion. 1 vol, 232 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-970017 Charlet, Phillipe; illust by Florent Vincent HONDSHOOTE - September 1793 FORGOTTEN BATTLES series: September 1793. The country is in great danger facing a Europe outraged by the execution of King Louis XVI. After the defeat of Neerwinden in March, the armies of the Republic must find the morale and winning ways to confront the coalition Anglo - Austro - Prussian who stands against them. With remarkable energy, Lazare Carnot redeploy armies and entrusts new generals. With one of them, General Houchard must walk Dunkirk besieged by the Confederates under the command of the Duke of York. The battle takes place in the small town of Hondschoote. Here, for the first time, shows a body born the previous year, the National Gendarmerie. Even if it does not preclude the danger the French victory allied forces to abandon the siege of Dunkirk and proves psychologically important because it puts an end to a series of failures. 80 b/w & color illust & maps etc. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2007 FRANCE, HISTORIC ONE EDITIONS
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1-205950 Cuccia, Phillip NAPOLEON IN ITALY: The Sieges of Mantua, 1796-1799 Eighteenth-century political and social issues entwine in this deeply researched campaign study.
Includes four b&w illustrations, one chart, one table, and seven maps.

In the center of Mantua, in northern Italy, a covered bridge stretches over the narrow Rio where vendors sell fish from pushcarts just as locals did more than two hundred years ago when Napoleon Bonaparte laid siege to the city. Four cannon balls protruding out of an adjacent wall offer a tacit monument to the sufferings of townspeople during the 1796-1797 siege, when the city, held by Austrian troops, finally fell under French control. Two years later, Mantua was again barraged, this time by a combined Austrian and Russian army, which took it back after four months.

Drawing on underutilized military records in Austrian, French, and Italian archives, Cuccia delves into these important conflicts to integrate political and social issues with a campaign study. Unlike other military histories of the era, Napoleon in Italy brings to light the words of soldiers, leaders, and citizens who experienced the sieges firsthand. Cuccia also shows how the sieges had consequences long after they were over. The surrender and proposed court-martial of Francois-Philippe de Foissac-Latour, the French general in charge of Mantua in 1799, sheds new light on Napoleon's disdain for defeat. Foissac-Latour faced Napoleon's ire, expulsion from the army, and harsh public criticism.

Napoleon in Italy is not only the story of Mantua's strategic importance. Mantua also symbolized Napoleon's voracious determination to win and Austria's desperation to retain its possessions. By placing the sieges of Mantua in an eighteenth-century international context, Cuccia introduces readers to a broader understanding of siege warfare and of how the global impacts the local. 1 vol, 328 pgs 2014 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-240920 Dawson, Paul L French Invasions of Britain and Ireland, 1797-1798: The Revolutionaries and Spies who Sought to Topple the Government of King George Irish dreams of independence, and of Revolutionary France's goal of securing her borders against the monarchies of Europe, coalesced. What better way of keeping Britain out of a war if her troops were tied down in Ireland? If the French could support an Irish Revolution, this would ensure the British Crown would be more focused on internal security than fighting overseas. The French, with a network of secret agents in Ireland and England, made their preparations for invasion.

A network of spies spread out across the England, Scotland, and Ireland gathering information for the French and arming radical groups. Everything was set for an invasion. But it took six years for the French to finally mount their attacks upon Britain. And when the invasions were eventually launched, they crumbled into chaos. This book seeks to charts the events that led up to the French invasion of Ireland in 1798, and how the invasion was foiled by William Pitt's own web of secret agents. William Huskisson, best known for being killed at the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, led a dangerous life as a spy master, whose agents foiled the French at every step.

Drawing on documents in the French Army Archives, as well as the records of the French Foreign Ministry and The National Archives in London, the largely forgotten story of the last invasion of Britain in 1797, as well as the final act of 1798, is revealed. Key documents are the campaign diary of the French commander from 1798, General Humbert, which has never been published in French or English. This, then, is the complete untold story of the French invasions and their sabotage, told for the first time in some 200 years. 1 vol, 264 pgs 2023 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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2-218480 Demet, Paul WE ARE ACCUSTOMED TO DO OUR DUTY: German Auxiliaries with the British Army 1793-95 Britain was totally unprepared for war with France in 1793 and relied on German auxiliaries to supplement her own meager resources to pursue her strategy in the Low Countries and beyond. The contingents were drawn from the smaller German states, whose armies still followed the rigid linear tactics of Frederick the Great. They therefore had to adapt to deal with the new threat posed by the mass French armies, with a greater emphasis on light troops and more flexible tactics. Includes 8 pages of color illustrations and 40 black and white maps, tables, other illustrations.

Although the German troops formed a major part of the Allied army in the Low Countries, there has been no detailed English-language account of their role. Their story is told here for the first time, based on extensive research in British and German archives, together with contemporary accounts and 19th Century German sources.

Previously unpublished information is given on the process of negotiating the treaties with the German princes, the organization of the troops taken into British pay, and their experience on campaign, focussing on the key events for the various contingents. Their varied and colorful uniforms are also described and illustrated from contemporary sources.

The German auxiliaries fought bravely, often against overwhelming odds, and the failure of the campaigns owes more to disunity among the allies and the muddled and unrealistic policies of the British government than any shortcomings of the troops on the ground. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb edition, available early November 2018 ......$43.00 with a discount of 15% inc

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1-219870 Divall, Carole GENERAL SIR RALPH ABERCROMBY AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY WARS: 1792-1801 The French Revolutionary Wars of 1793-1801 are less well known than the Napoleonic Wars that followed, but they represent a critical stage in the political and diplomatic history of Europe, and Sir Ralph Abercromby played a leading role in the British military campaigns that were part of them.

Bio throws new light onto Britain's position during the late 18th century, focusing on its military affairs and the expeditionary forces led by Abercromby during the conflict. As tension between Britain and France grew after the convulsions of the French revolution, the British decided to wage an economic war by attacking French colonial possessions, and money and men were sent to campaign on the continent.

Abercromby was the most notable British general to exercise command of these expeditions, and his actions and experiences are central to the narrative. He led British forces during the disastrous campaign in Flanders, achieved some success in St Lucia and Trinidad, failed at Den Helder and finally triumphed in Egypt where he lost his life in 1801. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available early April 2019 ......$50.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-203110 Duvivier LE DRAPEAUX DE LA REVOLUTION (Flags of the Revolution): 800 Royal Flags and Republicans 1771-1804 Nothing is more difficult than identifying the flags of regiments of the National Guard and the multiple components of armies clashed during the French Revolution. This book meticulously reconstructed 800 flags and many bearers of the royal armies and revolutionary emigrants.

It includes the National Guard (including the 60 flags of the districts of Paris, 26 from the districts of Lyon, and 100 flags of various other cities), the Corsican regiments in the service of France, provincial regiments, battalions provincial garrison infantry regiments royal and republican, foreign regiments in the service of France, and the naval infantry regiments, artillery regiments. Also covers the French guards, half-Swiss brigades, flags of the Irish insurgents, and flags of immigrant armies, Vendee and Brittany. A rigorous work that makes this book a new standard in the field. 1 vol, 392 pgs 2013 FRANCE, LCV
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1-30860 Forrest, Alan SOLDIERS OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION The author examines the idea of the French soldier as a willing volunteer for the Revolution with the reality of protracted warfare, index. 1 vol, 224 pgs 1990 DURHAM, DUKE UNIVERSITY
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2-46910 Gardiner, Robert ed FLEET BATTLE & BLOCKADE:French Revolution 1793-97 Draws on the British National Maritime Museum, uses contemporary paintings, prints, drawings, charts & plans, hundreds of illust detail ships, covers Camperdown, St. Vincent and more, index. 1 vol, 192 pgs 1997 ANNAPOLIS, US NAVAL INST
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1-219650 Harper, Rob FIGHTING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: The Great Vendee Rising of 1793 In 1793 France was facing foreign invasion along its borders and a fierce political war was raging in Paris when a large-scale revolt, centered on the western Department of the Vendee, suddenly erupted, almost bringing the new-born French Republic to its knees. Includes 20 black and white illustrations, 54 maps, and tactical diagrams.

The immediate trigger for this Great War of the Vendee, barely known outside of France, was the attempted imposition of conscription but the region seethed at the erosion of its traditional values and way of life. The persecution of the Catholic Church and killing of the king symbolized to the Vendeens how dangerous the new Republic had become; in a matter of weeks tens of thousands had flocked to fight for the 'Catholic and Royal' cause.

This is the story of the new Republic's ferocious military campaigns against the armies of the Vendee, which fiercely defied them between March and December 1793, tying down hundreds of thousands of troops desperately needed on the frontiers. Napoleon later called it 'The War of Giants' and it directly led to the implementation of some of the Republic's most extreme laws. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-236960 Jarrett, Nathaniel THE LION AT DAWN: Forging British Strategy in the Age of the French Revolution, 1783-1797 Offers a new perspective on the emergence of modern Britain and its empire and on its early effort to create a stable and peaceful international system. Examining Prime Minister Pitt's foreign policy from 1783 to 1797 -- the years before and during the War of the First Coalition against Revolutionary France. Discusses whether his policy imagined a globe-trotting navy or favored engagement nearer to shore and on the European Continent.

Argues that the prime minister consistently subordinated colonial to continental concerns and pursued a new vision rather than merely honoring past glories. Deliberately, not simply in reaction to the French Revolution, Pitt developed and pursued a grand strategy that sought British security through a novel collective European system-one ultimately realized by his successors in 1815. Includes eight maps. 1 vol, 338 pgs 2022 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
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1-666133 Larranga, Raomon IRUN AND HONDARRIBIA IN THE WAR AGAINST THE FRENCH CONVENTION: 1793-1794 In 1789, the French Revolution abolished the monarchy and brought great political and social changes, choosing a parliament called the National Convention that drafted a new Constitution. The European monarchies, feeling threatened, formed a coalition, with Spain joining in August 1792. On March 7, 1793 the French National Convention declared war on Spain.

Two campaigns were prosecuted at the border of the Bidasoa, Irun, and Hondarribia. The first, from April 1793 until February 1794, favored the Spanish, in which the fort of Hendaia was destroyed and the Spanish dominated the two banks of the river with fortified posts in Biriatu and Tellatueta. However, during the second, the French, reinforced with many troops, advanced to occupy Baztan in June of 1794 and the successfully captures San Marcial in Irun and Hondarribia Square. The conflict ended on July 22, 1795 with the signing of the peace of Basel. 1 vol, 118 pgs 2019 SPAIN, ALMENA
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1-LEG1403 Loakes, Andy TOULON 1793: Napoleon's First Great Victory Toulon, 1793 is an operational level wargame for two to seven players, covering the siege of Toulon, in the South of France, between 25 August and 21 December, 1793. Its area-based system covers the entire campaign from the initial landing by Anglo-Spanish forces (at the invitation of the rebel Toulonnaise) through to their evacuation of the town as their ships came under threat from the batteries of the previously unknown Napoleon Bonaparte. Operation points are at the heart of the system and combined with an innovative combat, loss and movement system generate a vast number of decision points for the players. Also includes spies, gendarmes, multi-national forces (and associated cooperation issues), reconnaissance, variable reinforcements, and more. The game map covers an area from Ollioules in the West to Sollies in the East and from Mount Farron in the North to Cap Cepet in the South. The game is played in 17 weekly turns and units range from detatchments to regiments (with battalions and companies dominating the counter mix).

Contains: 22x34-inch map, 528 counters, 4 play aids, and 24-page rule book.
1 vol, 1 pgs 2014 US, LEGION WARGAMES LLC
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1-666134 Lopez, Ignacio THE SPANISH ARMY AFTER THE WAR OF SUCCESSION (II): Sicilia 1718 - Invasion de Italia 1734 y guerra de Sucesion Austria 1740-1748 Covers the Spanish Army of the 18th Century after the war of succession to the Spanish Crown, including the battles of Francavilla, Velletri, and Milazzo. Bourbon reforms modeled a new army, with new denominations, symbols, and emblems. Includes historical context, organization, and development of Spanish units and their uniforms as well as their use in combat. 1 vol, 118 pgs 2019 SPAIN, ALMENA
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1-245180 Martin, Yves CITIZENS TO ARMS!: Uniforms of the French Revolutionary Armies 1792-1799 Looks at the array of uniforms worn by the French revolutionary soldiers, which consisted of a merger of the old royal troops and a mix of volunteer and conscripted units. Presents a series of 56 plates which provides a broad coverage of the troops which fought from 1792 to 1799. Contains comments for each plate as well as a discussion on the artist, the sources he used, and the citizens who answered the call to arms. It fills a gap for anyone with an interest in the 1792-1815 period and its uniforms. Contains 56 color illustrations (plates) and one black and white photo. 1 vol, 152 pgs 2024 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-44041 Saperson, C.A. and Lenton J.R. NAVY LISTS, V1:1793-1801 Fleets of Revolution Includes lists for Britain, France, Spain, Dutch & minor countries, 10 o/b's 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-44045 Saperson, C.A. and Lenton J.R. NAVY LISTS, V5:1793-1801 100 Small Actions Lots of small actions with all the ship data. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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2-209810 Schneid, Frederick C. editor EUROPEAN ARMIES OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, 1789-1802 Contains nine essays analyzing the organization and constitution of European armies of the period, the challenges they faced, and the impact they had on the French Revolutionary Wars and on European military practices. The volume opens with editor Frederick C. Schneid's substantial introduction, which reviews the strategies and policies of each participating state throughout the wars, establishing a clear context for the essays that follow.

Drawing on the latest research and thought, each contributor focuses on the army of a particular power: France, Prussia, Austria, Russia, Britain, Spain, the German principalities, the Italian states, and the Ottoman Empire. Their essays examine the system, tactics, operations, and strategies that each army adopted and developed in the Revolutionary Wars. The authors explore the conflicts' wider influence on these policies and practices, along with significant battles and actions. 1 vol, 296 pgs 2015 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-914025G Stratigos, Nicolas VAE VICTUS BOARD GAME # 25: Tourcoing 1794 Rules in English.

The battle of Tourcoing (17-18 May 1794) saw the failure of an over elaborate Allied plan designed by General Mack to annihilate the French Armee-du-Nord. At the start of the 1794 campaigning season the Allies had decided to besiege Landrecies, while the French decided to attack at both ends of the front line on the Franco-Belgian border. The attack on the left was the most successful. The Austrian General Clerfayt was defeated at Mouscron (29 April) and on the following day Menin was captured.

The Allies, then under the personal command of the Emperor Francis II of Austria, were forced to rush reinforcements west in an attempt to restore the situation. The French responded by attacking the Allied line twice in two days. The first attack (battle of Willems, 10 May 1794) ended in an Allied victory, but on the following day Clerfayt was forced to retreat north (battle of Courtrai, 11 May 1794), splitting the Allied army. The Duke of York, who had command of the Allied left, was forced to ask for reinforcements, and Francis and the Prince of Saxe-Coburg decided to concentrate their efforts in the west. 1 vol, 24 pgs 2020 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-914146 various VAE VICTIS # 146: Hondschoote 1793 Boardgame Reviews: U-Boot, ASL Red Factories, Austerlitz Moravian Sun, Narva, Hitler's Reich, Picketts Charge, Auztralia, Counter-Attack Arras, Rifles in the Ardennes, Battle Raven

Scenarios: Advanced Squad Leader, Memory 44, What a Tanker

Miniatures: Legion d'Honneur, Naval Command, Sword 1944 pour BA, DonnyBrook, Torpilles en mer noire 2e partie, Blitzkrieg Commander V4, Samourais

Hobby: Tu quoque mi fili (easy rules for Au fil de l'epee), new books and mags about miniatures painting, Little Big Horn

Art of War: Hondschoote 1793, Les Guerres de Louis XIV 1 vol, 84 pgs 2019 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-ATO2019 various AGAINST THE ODDS 2019 ANNUAL: La Vendee 1793 Wargame This area movement game depicts the first Royalist rising in 1793, centering on the 'White' player's attempt to capture and hold Republican fortresses. If all goes well, the English may enter the fray. Meanwhile 'Blue' Republican armies attempt to overwhelm their weaker foe and implement a scorched-earth policy while partisans harry their every move. Event cards present both sides with opportunities and challenges.

Interactive system uses cards to move armies, offering high replay value, while players move partisans and detachments without cards. Fortress siege, British intervention, and optional rule that sends Napoleon Bonaparte to the Vendee instead of Toulon are all part of the rebellion. Good for miniatures campaign use, too.

Also includes a magazine with historical articles.

Game Components: One full color 22x34-inch mapsheet; 176 full color 5/8-inch die-cut counters, 26 cards, rules booklet; Complexity: Medium. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2021 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-195310 Wills, Gary David WELLINGTON'S FIRST BATTLE Full color throughout and illustrated with campaign and battlefield maps.

Tells the story of the Duke of Wellington's involvement in his first campaign -- the Duke of York's defence of Belgium and Holland in 1794 and early 1795.

During this campaign, the Duke of Wellington fought his first battle, the combat of Boxtel on the 15th September 1794. The Duke of Wellington is rightly considered a 'great commander', arguably Great Britain's greatest soldier. It is surprising therefore that so little has been written about his early career and the formative experiences of war that guided him in his rise to greatness. Historians past and present have naturally focussed on the Wars of Napoleon rather than those of the preceding Revolutionary period. However the French Revolutionary Wars witnessed the art of warfare in arguably a greater state of flux than the later Napoleonic period and provided the training ground for all the great soldiers who fought for and against Napoleon.

In August 1794, while Napoleon languished in prison in Fort Carre near Antibes, the focus of the war was more than five hundred miles away to the north in the Netherlands, where Revolutionary France's largest and most powerful armies fought the combined forces of Austria, Great Britain and the United Provinces.

The man who would become the Duke of Wellington, Field Marshal in several countries, had departed from Cork as Sir Arthur Wesley, Lieutenant-Colonel of the 33rd Foot, the regiment that would later bear his name. Wesley and his regiment joined Lord Moira's force and travelled to Ostend in order to reinforce the army of the Duke of York. The second half of 1794 provided Wesley with his first active service on campaign, in which he found neither fame (his name is not mentioned in any of the contemporary accounts of Boxtel) nor fortune, but he did gain experience.
1 vol, 64 pgs
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