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Riassunto: It is hard today to envisage the era when the Royal Navy ruled the seas, its cruisers and gunboats policing Britain's worldwide empire and trade, its battlefleet providing the force behind Britain's global power. It was a legendary service carrying an aura of invincibility from its victorious history culminating in Trafalgar even as its ships changed out of all recognition in response to the industrial age, Nelson's 'wooden walls' giving way to steel battleships, destroyers and submarines.
Peter Padfield describes this wholesale transformation and brings the lives of officers and men and the tasks they undertook vividly to the page. This classic account of a uniquely splendid service remains unsurpassed.
?The book is a must for anyone seeking to understand the eminence and the decline of British global power.?
?This highly informative and lavishly illustrated volume by a naval historian who is also an experienced sailor describes the Navy?s many tasks and explores the lives and attitudes of the officers and men of a uniquely powerful force.?
The Sunday Telegraph
?Padfield?s book, first published in 1981, and still unsurpassed, shows how the Admiralty maintained supremacy by abandoning tradition. In effect, his book, for all its salty description of Jack Tars scurrying up to the top-gallants, describes a revolution.?
L'autore: Peter Padfield is a leading naval historian and biographer. He trained for the sea as a cadet in H.M.S. Worcester, subsequently serving in the P & O Line. His biography of the U-boat admiral, Karl Dönitz, led him to a portrayal of submarine warfare in War Beneath the Sea, and to biographies of other leading Nazis, Heinrich Himmler and Rudolf Hess. His Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom won the Mountbatten Maritime Prize, 2003.
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Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. 0.75 Hardback, edge of pages yellowed otherwise good in price-clipped dustjacket. ; Illustrated. ; 246 pages. Codice libro della libreria 10875
Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Paul, London , England, 1981. Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Very good, clean copy. Codice libro della libreria 8008825
Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Pau, London, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. HB + DW, 246 pages, in VG + VG condition. The dustwrapper has previously been protected which has resulted in brown tape marks on the endpapers. Codice libro della libreria 61002
Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Paul Books, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good+. First Edition. Nice clean copy, previous owners address label adhered to inside jacket flap. D/J not price clipped but printed price scored through. Dust wrapper fitted with removable archive acetate film. Dispatched within 24 Hours Mon - Fri, except bank holidays, otherwise next business day - excellent service guaranteed. ; 9.21 X 6.38 X 1.02 inches; 256 pages. Codice libro della libreria 1626
Descrizione libro RKP, 1981. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. the victorian and edwardian navy. price clipped. with small previous owner's bookplate. Codice libro della libreria 017424
Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Paul, GB, 1981. Hardback. Condizione libro: nrFine. Condizione sovraccoperta: nrFine DW. 1st Edition. Book and dustwrapper/dustjacket are in nearly fine condition with only slightest signs of wear and/or age. In a loose polythene protector. Codice libro della libreria kb628.977
Descrizione libro 1981. 100 Illus. 246 Pages. 15 x 23cms. V/G in D/W Victorian & Edwardian Navy - Study with emphasis on the human aspect of the Service. Lives & Attitudes of Officers, men, ships, expeditons abroad, Navy at war, background to the legend. Index. Notes of source. Codice libro della libreria 10506
Descrizione libro Routledge Kegan Paul, London, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardback First Edition in Fine condition with a Near Fine dustwrapper; 246 pages with b/w illustrations and photographs in the text. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Codice libro della libreria 003309
Descrizione libro London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981., 1981. 1st Ed., H/B dark blue cloth bds with gold lettering on spine, Fine, v. sl. discol. at btm of spine, unclipped d/w, VG+, minor furling at top and sl. creasing, contents fine and tight illust. in b/w throughout. The Royal Navy of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries accumulated many legends. This book sets down the reality of these legends in the words of those who served. For example how an expedition was mounted to punish an African tribe, what a sailor was paid and how he was disciplined, what he ate etc. It penetrates beneath the legend describing each of the navy's tasks and illustrating the lives and attitudes of both officers and the men of this superbly arrogant force. Codice libro della libreria 1436
Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Paul., 1981. Condizione libro: Very Good. Hard Cover. Book- VG. Dj- VG. 9.5x6.5. 246pp. Profuse b/w illus. Codice libro della libreria 1881175