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In the Hour of Victory - The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson (Paperback, Main - Print On Demand) Loot Price: R526
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In the Hour of Victory - The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson (Paperback, Main - Print On Demand): Sam Willis

In the Hour of Victory - The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson (Paperback, Main - Print On Demand)

Sam Willis

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 MARITIME MEDIA AWARDS Between 1794 and 1815 the Royal Navy repeatedly crushed her enemies at sea in a period of military dominance that equals any in history. When Napoleon eventually died in exile, the Lords of the Admiralty ordered that the original dispatches from seven major fleet battles - The Glorious First of June (1794), St Vincent (1797), Camperdown (1797), The Nile (1798), Copenhagen (1801), Trafalgar (1805) and San Domingo (1806) - should be gathered together and presented to the Nation. These letters, written by Britain's admirals, captains, surgeons and boatswains and sent back home in the midst of conflict, were bound in an immense volume, to be admired as a jewel of British history. Sam Willis, one of Britain's finest naval historians, stumbled upon this collection by chance in the British Library in 2010 and soon found out that only a handful of people knew of its existence. The rediscovery of these first-hand reports, and the vivid commentary they provide, has enabled Willis to reassesses the key engagements in extraordinary and revelatory detail, and to paint an enthralling series of portraits of the Royal Navy's commanders at the time. In a compelling and dramatic narrative, In the Hour of Victory tells the story of these naval triumphs as never before, and allows us to hear once more the officer's voices as they describe the battles that made Britain great.

General

Imprint: Atlantic Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2014
Authors: Sam Willis
Dimensions: 165 x 229 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Edition: Main - Print On Demand
ISBN-13: 978-0-85789-573-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 0-85789-573-7
Barcode: 9780857895738

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