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The National Maritime Museum The Habit of Victory

Captain Peter Hore
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From the Middle Ages through the glorious defeat of the Armada, the triumphs of Nelson and the battles of the First and Second World Wars, this gripping history tells how the Royal Navy turned this country into the world's greatest sea power. Based around previously unpublished material from the archives of the National Maritime Museum, including letters, journals and despatches, Captain Hore tells the story of life in the navy as experienced by commanders and ordinary seamen alike.

More than a story of battles, this book shows how advances in technology made by the Royal Navy revolutionised their military power, from broadside gunnery to copper-sheathed hulls, from paddle-steamers and iron Dreadnoughts to the invention of submarines and aircraft carriers. We see how the navy played a key role in exploration, from Drake's circumnavigation of the globe and Cook's voyages of discovery to Fraser's search for the North-west Passage. Filled with colourful characters - the infamous Captain Kidd, Captain Bligh, Samuel Pepys and Jackie Fisher, Blake, Beatty and Jellicoe - this is an exciting account of heroes and villains, innovators and adventurers, battles lost and won that vividly illustrates one of the most fascinating legacies in British military history.
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Edition Details
Author Captain Peter Hore
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2006-02-03
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 13 9780330491716
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