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The Fighting Temeraire - Legend of Trafalgar (Hearts of Oak Trilogy Vol.1) (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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The Fighting Temeraire - Legend of Trafalgar (Hearts of Oak Trilogy Vol.1) (Paperback): Sam Willis

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J.M.W. Turner's The Fighting Temeraire Tugged to her Last Berth to be Broken Up (1838) was his masterpiece. Sam Willis tells the real-life story behind this remarkable painting. The 98-gun Temeraire warship broke through the French and Spanish line directly astern of Nelson's flagship Victory during the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), saving Nelson at a crucial moment in the battle, and, in the words of John Ruskin, fought until her sides ran 'wet with the long runlets of English blood...those pale masts that stayed themselves up against the war-ruin, shaking out their ensigns through the thunder, till sail and ensign dropped.' It is a story that unites the art of war as practised by Nelson with the art of war as depicted by Turner and, as such, it ranges across an extensive period of Britain's cultural and military history in ways that other stories do not. The result is a detailed picture of British maritime power at two of its most significant peaks in the age of sail: the climaxes of both the Seven Years' War (1756-63) and the Napoleonic Wars (1798-1815). It covers every aspect of life in the sailing navy, with particular emphasis on amphibious warfare, disease, victualling, blockade, mutiny and, of course, fleet battle, for it was at Trafalgar that the Temeraire really won her fame. An evocative and magnificent narrative history by a master historian.

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Imprint: Quercus Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2010
Authors: Sam Willis
Dimensions: 216 x 136 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 416
ISBN-13: 978-1-84916-261-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Naval forces & warfare
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Weapons & equipment
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > History > European history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Weapons & equipment > Military vehicles
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
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LSN: 1-84916-261-1
Barcode: 9781849162616

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