FABULOUS ADMIRALS, AND SOME NAVAL FRAGMENTS. BEING A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF SOME OF THE FROTH ON THOSE CHARACTERS WHO ENLIVENED THE ROYAL NAVY A GENERATION OR TWO AGO.

Lowis, Commander Geoffrey L.


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Rep., 1959 (first pub. 1957). 292 pp, frontis + 7 other plates. D.j., 22 x 15cm. V.G. With the signature of the late Dr. Colin White, 1951-2008, Director of the Royal Naval Museum, author and naval historian ; his copy. A highly entertaining book illustrated by Jack Broome recalling the eccentricity, courage and integrity displayed by British admirals who held command in the far-flung corners of the Empire in the first part of the 20th century. In many cases it was not just their fighting exploits that kept their memory green in the wardroom and on the messdecks, but also their words and strange habits ! Admiral's anecdotes include those of : Sir Algernon Charles Fiesche Heneage. Reginald Charles Prothero. George Henry Cherry. Sir Frederick William Fisher. Sir Robert Arbuthnot. Sir William Christopher Oakenham. Etc. Their kind will never be seen again ; they trod the quarterdeck and were legends in their own lifetime.


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