A pastiche of firsthand accounts of the battle of Trafalgar drawn largely (as is the title) from Dudley Pope's England...

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ENGLAND EXPECTS

A pastiche of firsthand accounts of the battle of Trafalgar drawn largely (as is the title) from Dudley Pope's England Expects (1959), the letters of Nelson and others, Dr. Beatty's Narrative of the Death of Lord Nelson, and an 1836 work on Nautical Economy by a sailor with the colorful pseudonym Jack Nastyface. While the history of the Napoleonic Wars receives only slight consideration, naval tactics and the living conditions of British sailors are treated in some detail. A log of the ""Signals of the Frigate Euryalus,"" casualty lists, a complete list of the ""Instruments of a Naval Surgeon"" and an ""Extract from Naval Signals Book"" will, like the extended battle report, be of interest primarily to navy buffs.

Pub Date: Jan. 16, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1973