1300 36 33 32

Despite the many celebrated victories of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), the role of the Royal Navy should never be overlooked. The 'wooden walls' formed the country's first and most important line of defence, and ranged throughout the world to protect Britain's trade-routes and in support of the land forces and overseas possessions. This book covers the huge variations in uniforms not just in the Navy but the Royal Marines and Infantry regiments which served alongside naval crews. It also looks at the organisation, training and recruitment of the force and corrects a number of misconceptions regarding impressment and training.

Buy Nelson's Navy book by Philip J. Haythornthwaite from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781855323346
ISBN-10: 1855323346
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 130mm x 7mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Nelson's Navy book by Philip J. Haythornthwaite and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Philip J. Haythornthwaite

Philip Haythornthwaite is an author and historical consultant specialising in the military history, uniforms and equipment of the 18th and 19th centuries. His main area of research covers the Napoleonic Wars. He has written some forty books, including more than 20 Osprey titles, and innumerable articles and papers on military history, but still finds time to indulge in his other great passion: cricket.

Books By Author Philip J. Haythornthwaite

Napoleonic Light Cavalry Tactics by Philip J. Haythornthwaite

Napoleonic Light Cavalry Tactics

Paperback, December 2013
$20.69
Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics by Philip J. Haythornthwaite

Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics

Paperback, July 2013
$20.69
Borodino, 1812 by Philip J. Haythornthwaite

Borodino, 1812

Paperback, September 2012
$38.25