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Count de Rochambeau - French general of the land forces in America reviewing the French troops
Washington got by with a little help from his friends, the French

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The British Empire surrenders to its rebellious colonies
October 21, 1781

George Washington had help from the French. The French navy kept British ships from entering through the York River or Chesapeake Bay. French troops led by General Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau also joined General Washington.

Rochambeau and Washington gathered an army of 17,000 soldiers to take Yorktown back from the British in early October. The army continued a siege on Yorktown. They surrounded the town. The siege cut off supplies. After awhile, the British ran out of food and ammunition. They could not continue fighting.

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