The Royal Navy Officer's Pocket-Book
By (author) Brian Lavery
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Royal Navy Officer's Pocket-Book by Brian Lavery
Book Description"The art of command is...to be the complete master, and yet the complete friend of every man on board; the temporal lord and yet the spiritual brother of every rating; to be detached and yet not dissociated.' A Seaman's Pocket-Book, 1943', has found huge appeal with the British public. Presented in the same format, the Officer's Handbook gathers together useful advice and instruction for those naval officers fighting the Second World War on all aspects of their job, expressed in the benevolent language of the day, when authority was respected. The Handbook has been compiled and edited by Brian Lavery, who provides commentary and an introduction. Sections include: the Officer's Aid Memoire containing notes of the training course at one of the officer training schools; Notes for medical officers and treatment of battle casualties afloat; Notes for captains on taking command of their first ship; Notes for commanding officers; Notes on the handling and safety of ships and notes on dealing with disobedience and mutiny. While suffused with nostalgia and charm, the various contents of this book are an authentic presentation of matters of training, authority and deportment in the wartime navy. The book is sure to appeal not only to those who served in the war or had a relative who was in the officer class, but also to anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding of the day-to-day administration of the wartime navy. '..this is an important document, significant for its sense of time and place'. Good Book Guide 'Pure undiluted nostalgia!'. Ships Monthly magazine '..an authentic presentation of life in the wartime Navy and issues of leadership, discipline and initiative'. Best of British magazine '..this book has enough illustrations, layouts, definitions and first hand information to keep any naval enthusiast fascinated for hours'. Family History Monthly '..exceptional value in every respect'. Navy News '...very highly recommended - another 'little gem' to go alongside the Seaman's Pocket Book on your yacht bookshelf'. Royal Naval Sailing Association Journal
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844860548
(187mm x 125mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Brian Lavery
Brian Lavery is one of Britain's leading naval historians and a prolific author. A Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and a renowned expert on the sailing navy and the Royal Navy, in 2007 he won the prestigious Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award. His naval writing was further honoured in 2008 with the Society of Nautical Research's Anderson Medal. His recent titles include Ship (2006), Royal Tars (2010), Conquest of the Ocean (2013), In Which They Served (2008), Churchill's Navy (2006), and the Sunday Times bestseller Empire of the Seas (2010).
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