A Brief History of Fighting Ships (Brief History, The)

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Surveying the turbulent years of the Napoleonic wars, 1793 to 1815, this masterly chronicle tells the stirring story of the Ship of the Line—the vast, beautiful, and deadly battleships that played a vital role in that titanic conflict. The text adeptly explains the ships’ construction and armaments, the daily life of the men who served, and the problems faced by commanders of the time, in battles that include the Glorious First of June, the Battle of the Nile, and, of course, Trafalgar. “An excellent book ... clearly and simply written ... action-packed with many of the great sea battles.”—Nautical Magazine

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David Tudor Davies is a retired Chartered civil engineer who has had a lifetime's interest in ships and the sea. In retirement he developed a great interest in Military and Naval history, especially of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic period. He is a member of the Navy Records Society and Society for Nautical Research.

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"- 'this is an excellent book... action packed with many of the great sea battles that form such an important part of the nation's history - especially of course Trafalgar... Above all it is clearly and simply written and most readers, whether technically minded or not should have little difficulty in following the story of the main battles' - The Nautical Magazine - 'possibly the most useful new book to introduce the reader to the concept of Napoleonic Naval history' - First Empire

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