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Empire of the deep: the rise and fall of the British Navy

Empire of the deep: the rise and fall of the British Navy

Wilson, Ben, 1980- author

The story of our navy is nothing less than the story of Britain, our culture and our empire. Much more than a parade of admirals and their battles, this is the story of how an insignificant island nation conquered the world's oceans to become its greatest trading empire. Yet, as Ben Wilson shows, there was nothing inevitable about this rise to maritime domination, nor was it ever an easy path

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Ben Wilson
ISBN: 0297864084, 9780297864080
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xxvi, 692 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Subject: Great Britain. Royal Navy History.; Great Britain History, Naval.; Warfare and Defence.