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Nelson's Sailors

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Drawing on many contemporary sources and eyewitness accounts, this book examines the lives of the ordinary sailors of the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815), detailing their attitudes, duties, comforts, hardships, vices and virtues. The popular image of the British sailor of this time is of a press-ganged wretch living off weevil-infested food, motivated only by prize money and facing constant hazards aboard a floating hell, where discipline was maintained by the lash. The extent to which this enduring image accords with reality is revealed here. Item #11105

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Illustrator: Steve Noon
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 64
Series: Warrior
ISBN: 9781841769066

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