Posted by P. Bingham on February 04, 1998 at 14:15:57:
In response to For "SEA" buffs out there!, written by Patricia Bingham on February 02, 1998 at 23:46:30
I had no idea this subject was in such great demand. Here are a few other books of the sea and military:
The Adventures of John Wetherell, edited by C.S. Forester. $11.95 "Shipboard life was never easy but Wetherell describes it all with great humor, revealing himself as a cheerful, straightforward observer with a gift as raconteur. his sense of humor makes this story not only of historical interest but also highly entertaining." This is a diary of a British seaman who was impressed into the Royal Navy to fight the French during the Napoleanic Wars.
An Ensign in the Penisular War, The Letters of John Aitchison, edited by W.F.K. Thompson $12.95 "John Aitchison was present at the most of the major action of the war, both in Spain and Portugal, including the capture of Oporto, the Battle of Basaco, the defense of the Line of Torress Vedras and Vitoria. His letters abound with remarkable precise descriptions of campaign tactics, comments on Wellington's decisions and observations on the locals and the country he passes through."
- Thank you, Mrs. Bingham and... Marie Bernadette 14:32:17 2/04/98 (3)
- Jane Austen's Naval Brothers Caroline 20:49:23 2/05/98 (0)
- biographies P. Bingham 15:28:13 2/04/98 (1)
- Thank you, once again (this is getting to be a habit)! (nfm) Marie Bernadette 11:34:44 2/05/98 (0)
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