Overview

This book explores the shipboard lives and experiences of the officers and midshipmen of the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815) and the Anglo-American War (1812-15).

From the adolescent boys in search of action and adventure as midshipmen, to the lieutenants, captains and admirals holding command, this book examines the living conditions, training, weaponry, and responsibilities - from blockade duty and ...

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Nelson's Officers and Midshipmen

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Overview

This book explores the shipboard lives and experiences of the officers and midshipmen of the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815) and the Anglo-American War (1812-15).

From the adolescent boys in search of action and adventure as midshipmen, to the lieutenants, captains and admirals holding command, this book examines the living conditions, training, weaponry, and responsibilities - from blockade duty and boarding parties to squadron command and fleet action - of these remarkable men of valour and determination who swept their opponents from the seas and preserved British naval supremacy for the next 100 years.

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"I found this to be a particularly good read. I learned a great deal and had several of my earlier conceptions about this time and these people changed. It is a book that I most highly recommend to you." - Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (August 2009)

"I can honestly say I enjoyed this book. The writing and illustrations go hand in hand. Both are top notch and easy to follow. Those of us who are also Naval enthusiasts will really want to get this and add it to their reference library. Plus if you ever wish to venture into figures the illustrations will help out in the painting of them as well." - Jim Adams, Model Shipwrights (September 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472804570
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 533,928
  • File size: 26 MB
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Meet the Author

Gregory Fremont-Barnes holds a doctorate in Modern History from Oxford University. A visiting Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he has written on a wide range of military and naval subjects, including The French Revolutionary Wars, The Peninsular War, 1807-1814, The Fall of the French Empire, 1813-1815, The Boer War, 1899-1902, The Wars of the Barbary Pirates, Trafalgar 1805, Nelson's Sailors, The Indian Mutiny, 1857-58 and American Bomber Crewman in World War II, 1941-45. He is also editor of the two-volume Encyclopedia of the Age of Political Revolutions and New Ideologies, 1760-1815, the three-volume Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and co-editor of the five-volume Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War. The author lives in Oxfordshire.
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