UNIQUE ITEM! Size: 9.25 inches high x 7.25 inches wide (0.25 inches thick). FIRST EDITION
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* Title: NELSON'S NAVY (Elite Series 48) Author: Philip Haythornthwaite & William Younghusband Subject:MILITARY NAVAL HISTORY - sailors, units, uniforms and equipment Binding: Paper back Cover - 64 pages with color and black and white illustrations. Publisher: Osprey Publishing Limited Date Published: 1993 - FIRST EDITION ISBN: 1855323346 Condition: FAIR Special Attributes: Some wear, marks and spotting on color plates - Military Artist Mark Churms' label on 1st page Cover Size: 9.25 inches high x 7.25 inches wide (0.25 inches thick) Language: English
* QUALITY USED BOOKS FROM MILITARY HISTORY ARTIST, MARK CHURMS' OWN PRIVATE COLLECTION. DETAILED DESCRIPTION: Despite the many celebrated victories of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars, the role of the Royal Navy should never be overlooked. The 'wooden walls' formed the country's first and most important line of defense, and ranged throughout the world to protect Britain's trade-routes and in support of the land forces and overseas possessions. This book covers the huge variations in uniforms not just in the Navy but the Royal Marines and Infantry regiments which served alongside naval crews. It also looks at the organization, training and recruitment of the force and corrects a number of misconceptions regarding impressment and training.
Contents: Introduction, The Officers , The Lower Decks, Auxiliaries, Uniforms, Royal Marines, Color Plates.