This is history, vibrant and on a grand scale and rich in the details of seafaring life with a focus on an American and a British naval officer whose separate paths converge in 1813 during a fierce battle between the Argus and the Pelican.
The dawning of aerial warfare is fully recounted in this dramatic memoir of the first bomber squadron mission of the Royal Navy Air Service over the Western Front. The author recounts his own extraordinary 101 missions, including the operation that very nearly decided the war.
The Royal Navy's long and glorious tradition of service to Britain is covered in this fascinating, illustrated history—from the age of empire, when it was the most powerful navy in the world, through two world wars, to its present status as a vital part of the NATO alliance.
The period of the French Wars (1793–1815), known as the golden age of fighting sail in Great Britain because of the extraordinary victories won by the Royal Navy, produced an impressive roster of brilliant flag officers. To date, however, these naval leaders have been overshadowed by the legendary status of their contemporary Admiral Lord Nelson. This book corrects the oversight ...