History of Napoleonic and American Prisoners of War 1756-1816: Hulk, Depot and Parole

History of Napoleonic and American Prisoners of War 1756-1816: Hulk, Depot and Parole

by Clive Lloyd
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851495282

ISBN-13: 9781851495283

Pub. Date: 07/25/2007

Publisher: Antique Collector's Club

Whilst many books have been published about war, the role of the prisoner of war has been largely ignored or paid scant attention. This book, along with the author's other title - The Arts and Crafts of Napoleonic and American Prisoners of War 1756-1816 - aims to correct this imbalance, and is the result of the author's quest over thirty years into this

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Whilst many books have been published about war, the role of the prisoner of war has been largely ignored or paid scant attention. This book, along with the author's other title - The Arts and Crafts of Napoleonic and American Prisoners of War 1756-1816 - aims to correct this imbalance, and is the result of the author's quest over thirty years into this almost-forgotten field of history. Part One tells of the various wars that saw the men, from many different countries, become prisoners. Tales of individuals and their voyages, mutinies, fortunes and failures also feature, adding more personal touches to the history and, as with the author's other title, all the accounts are written in a highly evocative style. Part Two is largely devoted to the prison hulks, describing the vessels and the conditions on board that the prisoners would have had to endure. Many of these hulks were former warships. Now stripped of all their equipment, and with their masts, sails and rigging removed, they sat disabled

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851495283
Publisher:
Antique Collector's Club
Publication date:
07/25/2007
Series:
Napoleonic Wars Series
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
9.74(w) x 11.96(h) x 1.41(d)

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