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Titel: The Frigates: An Account of the Lesser ...
Verlag: Adlard Coles, London, 1970
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: 1st Edition
First edition. Hardback. Very good indeed in complete very good indeed dust jacket with slight edgewear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A119618
Inhaltsangabe: Admiral Nelson's most frequent cry was for more frigates. Though not ships of the line these fast and powerful warships were the 'eyes of the fleet'. They enabled admirals to find where the enemy lay and his likely intentions, as well as patrolling vital trade routes and providing information from far-flung colonies. Together with their smaller cousins, the sloops and brigs of the Royal Navy, they performed a vital function.rnrnGenerally commanded by ambitious young men, these were the ships that could capture enemy prizes and earn their officers and men enough prize-money to set them up for life. The fictional characters Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey hardly surpassed some of the extraordinary deeds of derring-do and tragedy described in these pages. rnOriginally published in two volumes, this book is a bargain for all who want the factual low-down on the Brylcreem Boys of Nelson's navy.
Über den Autor: James Henderson was an avid collector and craftsman of arms and antiques about which he wrote many books. This led him to a love of larger-scale weapons and his lasting love of the 'wooden walls' of the Royal Navy which inspired this books.
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