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Osprey Warrior 100 : Nelson's Sailors

This book examines the lives of the ordinary sailors of the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815). Drawing on many contemporary sources and eyewitness accounts this book examines 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, rotting food, motivated only by prize money, compelled to endure years of boredom and back-breaking work, 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. Text by Gregory Fremont-Barnes with illustrations by Steve Noon.

    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Enlistment
  • Training
  • Appearance and Equipment
  • Everyday Life
  • Experience of Battle
  • Colour Plate Commentary
  • Museums
  • Collecting
  • Re-Enactment
  • Index

 

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