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WAR 100 Nelson’s Sailors

WAR 100 Nelson’s Sailors
Autor: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Data publikacji: 2005-08-10
ISBN: 9781841769066
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 248 x184mm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 64
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Opis produktu:

Drawing on many contemporary sources and eyewitness accounts, this book examines the lives of the ordinary sailors of the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815), detailing their attitudes, duties, comforts, hardships, vices and virtues. The popular image of the British sailor of this time is of a press-ganged wretch living off weevil-infested food, motivated only by prize money and facing constant hazards aboard a floating hell, where discipline was maintained by the lash. The extent to which this enduring image accords with reality is revealed here.

Contents
Introduction · Chronology · Enlistment · Training · Appearance and equipment · Everyday life · Experience of battle · Colour plate commentary · Museums · Collecting · Re-enactment · Index

Gregory Fremont-Barnes holds a doctorate in Modern History from Oxford University and serves as a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, dividing his work between teaching cadets on site and commissioned officers of the British Army posted to garrisons throughout the UK and abroad. His writing focuses principally on the military and naval history of the 18th and 19th centuries and includes such works as The French Revolutionary Wars, The Boer War, The Peninsular War, The Indian Mutiny, Trafalgar, The Wars of the Barbary Pirates, Nelson’s Officers and Midshipmen, and many others. He has edited two major reference works, the three-volume Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and the two-volume Encyclopedia of the Age of Political Revolutions and New Ideologies, 1760-1815, and co-edited the five-volume Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War.



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