The Royal Marines: 1664 to the Present

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From Captain Cook's voyage of discovery to the Boxer Rebellion, the beaches of Normandy, the assault at Suez, and hazardous duty in the Arctic waters, the Royal Marines have served the British Empire for more than 300 years with exceptional gallantry. Drawing extensively on the largely unpublished records at the Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth, England, this absorbing book tells the story of these soldiers of the sea from their origins in the era of Charles II to the present. A fascinating assortment of ...

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From Captain Cook's voyage of discovery to the Boxer Rebellion, the beaches of Normandy, the assault at Suez, and hazardous duty in the Arctic waters, the Royal Marines have served the British Empire for more than 300 years with exceptional gallantry. Drawing extensively on the largely unpublished records at the Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth, England, this absorbing book tells the story of these soldiers of the sea from their origins in the era of Charles II to the present. A fascinating assortment of official accounts, personal journals, and individual letters bring to life this versatile service that survived not only the ravages of battles, but also the constant threat of dissolution during defense cutbacks. The Royal Marine's willingness to undertake almost any job, including ship's butcher and naval bandsman, and their ability to fight in disparate environments have helped to insure their place in history. This wide-ranging chronicle both informs and entertains.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781557500076
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 5/9/2002
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Map
Introduction 1
1 Overture and Beginnings 3
2 False Starts and False Musters 25
3 Action Under Sail 51
4 Raids and Expeditions 75
5 Sea Service and Barrack Life 105
6 The Marines and the Emperor 127
7 Pax Britannica 157
8 The Advent of Steam 189
9 Action Under Steam 205
10 Poor Bloody Infantry 231
11 Where Sea Meets Shore 251
12 Survival of the Fittest 275
App. I Marine Establishments 1690-2000 291
App. II Marine Regiments 1690-1747 293
Notes 295
Bibliography 323
Glossary 329
Index 331
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