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In the Hour of Victory - The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson (Hardcover) Loot Price: R639
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In the Hour of Victory - The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson (Hardcover): Sam Willis

In the Hour of Victory - The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson (Hardcover)

Sam Willis

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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 on this collection by chance in the British Library in 2010 and soon found that only a handful of people knew of its existence. Willis here shapes that material into wonderful character portraits of the commanders on both sides, assessing their strengths and weaknesses. He also provides concise and illuminating explanations of the convoluted political circumstances surrounding each battle as he expertly reinterprets these key engagements in extraordinary and revelatory detail.

A beautifully illustrated 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."

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Imprint: W W Norton & Co Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2014
First published: April 2014
Authors: Sam Willis
Dimensions: 242 x 180 x 35mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 396
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-24314-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Naval forces & warfare
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: 0-393-24314-1
Barcode: 9780393243147

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