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Nelson's Navy

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Nelson's Navy
by Osprey
Product Line: Elite - Napoleonic
Author: Philip Haythornthwaite
Publish Year: 1993
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148768061
Mfg. part #: OSPELI048
Type: Softcover
Series: ELI48

Description

Despite the many celebrated victories of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars, the role of the Royal Navy should never be overlooked. The 'wooden walls' formed the country's first and most important line of defense, and ranged throughout the world to protect Britain's trade-routes and in support of the land forces and overseas possessions. This book covers the huge variations in uniforms not just in the Navy but the Royal Marines and Infantry regiments which served alongside naval crews. It also looks at the organization, training and recruitment of the force and corrects a number of misconceptions regarding impressments and training.