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Historical Record of the Royal Marine Forces

Historical Record of the Royal Marine Forces
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108054263

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About the Authors
  • Paul Harris Nicolas (1790–1860) served as a second lieutenant in the Royal Marines at the Battle of Trafalgar. Promoted to first lieutenant in 1808, he took part in the Battle of the Basque Roads in 1809. For these actions he would later be awarded the Naval General Service Medal with two clasps. After effectively retiring from military life in 1814, he picked up both paintbrush and pen, producing a notable watercolour of the scene at Trafalgar, and publishing an engaging account of the battle in 1829. His most important work, however, is this comprehensive two-volume history of the Royal Marines, based on diligent research and first published in 1845. The work covers the period from the genesis of the corps in the late seventeenth century through to the end of the First Opium War in 1842.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108054263
    • length: 828 pages
    • dimensions: 213 x 145 x 51 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. From the earliest period to 1755
    2. From the year 1755 to 1775
    3. From the year 1775 to 1792
    4. From the year 1792 to 1796
    5. From the year 1796 to 1799
    6. From the year 1779 to 1801
    7. From the year 1801 to 1804
    8. From the year 1804 to 1805. Volume 2:
    1. From October 1805, to February 1806
    2. From the year 1807 to 1809
    3. From the year 1809 to 1811
    4. From February 1811, to December 1812
    5. From the year 1813 to 1815
    6. From the year 1810 to 1815
    7. From the year 1813 to 1827
    8. From the year 1827 to 1837
    9. Operations on the coast of Syria, 1840
    10. Operations in China, from the year 1840 to 1842
    Index of marine officers.

  • Author

    Paul Harris Nicolas

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