YOUNG NELSONS. BOY SAILORS DURING THE NAPOLEONIC WARS, 1793-1815.

Ronald, D. A. B.


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Oxford, 1st.ed., 2009. 304 pp., 31 plates (chiefly cold.) + other ills. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. With a Foreword by Alexander Kent (Douglas Reeman), the author describes the boy sailors of the Napoleonic Wars who followed a long-standing British tradition of sending boys to sea to assist in the fighting of the country's enemies. Boys as young as eight or nine fought alongside men and gave good account of themselves. They" fought like young Nelsons" remarked the schoolmaster of the MARS after Trafalgar.


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