Octavo, [23.5cm/9.25inches], gilt-embossed Chinese red cloth w/ regimental green spine label and mylar protected dust jacket, pp. 191, indexed. Illustrated with 19 b-w halftone plates and 2 maps. The naval Battle of Navarino was fought on 20 October 1827, during the Greek War of Independence (1821-32), in Navarino Bay (modern-day Pylos), on the west coast of the Peloponnese peninsula, in the Ionian Sea. An Ottoman armada, which, in addition to imperial warships, included squadrons from the eyalets (provinces) of Egypt, Tunis and Algiers, was destroyed by an Allied force of British, French and Russian vessels. It was the last major naval battle in history to be fought entirely with sailing ships, although most ships fought at anchor. The Allies' victory was achieved through superior firepower and gunnery. Please feel free to inquire as to particulars and/or additional snapshots.
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