. Largely as a result of Spain's wishes, France and Spain had made plans to invade England
in the vicinity of Falmouth, but first they had to find and defeat the English under
Hardy. The difficulties that the would-be invaders confronted are set forth in detail
by Jonathan Dull in French Navy and Amer. Independence
, p. 150–158. Comte d'Orvilliers was not recalled but resigned for personal reasons
(same, p. 164).