Life in Nelson's Navy
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ISBN10: 0393038580 ISBN13: 9780393038583 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Nov 1 1995 Pages: 95 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
These questions and many more are answered in Patrick O'Brian's elegant narrative, which includes wonderful anecdotal material on the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy. Line drawings and charts help us to understand the construction and rigging of the great ships, the types and disposition of the guns, and how they were operated in battle. A number of contemporary drawings and cartoons illustrate aspects of naval life from the press gang to the scullery. Finally, a generous selection of full-color paintings render the majesty and the excitement of fleet actions in the age of fighting sail.