George Clinch & Thomas Berney The Coastal Defences of England from the Roman Period to the 19th Century by George Clinch & The Battle of the Channel Tunnel and Dover Castle and Forts by Thomas Berney ‘We will fight them on the beaches’
For millennia island nations have known that invasion would come from the sea and that the enemy would select the most suitable point of disembarkation—a safe ba..
Stanley Lane-Poole Islamic Pirates of the Mediterranean 1504-1881 When the blue Mediterranean turned blood red
Powers that rise must fall—it is the way of things and is true of all, from the smallest realms to the mightiest of empires. There is no place on earth ..
Cyrus Townsend Brady Battles on Land and Sea from the American war of Independence, the North West Indian War, the Wars with France and Tripoli and the War of 1812 Volume 2 of the American Fights and Fighters series
Cyrus Brady's, 'Fights and Fighters' series became popular after its fourth volume, Indian Fights and Fighters captured the public imagination an..
E. Keble Chatterton The Story of the Merchants of the Seas and Oceans The story of sail and trade
Man is a creature on the land occupying a world covered principally by water. Whilst he could move himself and his trade goods by foot, beast and wheel, he realised mill..
William Richardson An English Seaman in the Merchant Marine & The Royal Navy, 1781-1819 From merchantman to man-of-war
William Richardson was always certain he would be a seaman. His father and all his brothers were mariners so it was not unusual that he should go to sea in his turn. ..
A. T. Mahan Great Captains of the Royal Navy During the Age of Sail The Careers of Six Famous Royal Navy officers
The age of sail—particularly as it related to the Royal Navy—has, perhaps been justifiably, dominated by the great Nelson. His victory at Trafalgar mea..
Frederick Hoffman From Midshipman to Captain—Recollections of War at Sea in the Napoleonic Age 1793-1815 The Adventures of an officer of Nelson's navy
These are the riveting recollections of an officer of the Royal Navy—Nelson's navy—in the first years of the nineteenth century, through the long wars ..
Edward Edwards R. N. & George Hamilton<br>Edited by Basil Thomson
In Pursuit of the Mutineers of the Bounty in the South Seas—1790-1791 A story of pursuit, retribution and disaster at sea
The story of the mutiny of the crew of the Bounty led by Fletcher Christian is well known. That story and Captain Bligh's endurance in an open bo..
William Bligh The True Story of an 18th Century Voyage of Exploration and Mutiny A timeless story of the Royal Navy
The story of Captain Bligh, the quest for breadfruit and the mutiny is perhaps one of the most famous concerning the Royal Navy in the great days of sail. Much of..