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Seapower Ashore: 200 Years of Royal Navy Operations on Land - Edited by Captain Peter Hore

Chatham Publishing, 2001, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “For most of the age when the Royal Navy dominated the world's oceans, it actually did much of its fighting ashore. From supporting the army during the Napoleonic Wars with its heavy guns, to shore bombardments such as at Acre in 1840 and Sweaborg during the Crimean War, to the landing of naval brigades of marines and bluejackets in Queen Victoria's myriad ‘little wars’, the nineteenth century saw the Royal Navy playing a major part in land warfare. This extended into the twentieth century, with the Royal Naval Division fighting on the Western Front in the First World War, the men of HMS Hood landing their ship's field gun in the ill-fated Norwegian Campaign of 1940, and, very recently, when the submarine HMS Splendid fired Britain's first Tomahawk cruise missiles at land targets in the former Yugoslavia in 1999. A group of eminent naval historians has been assembled to describe this vital element of the Royal Navy's role which has so often been overshadowed by the fleet actions of Nelson's time, and of the First and Second World Wars.”
Size: 9½" x 6¾"
Number of Pages: 288
ISBN: 1861761554

£12.50