This beautifully produced, lavishly illustrated, and brilliantly written two volume history of the Royal Marines covers the first 250 years of this proud and brave fighting unit. Vol. I contains early history of the Marine Regiments including the taking of Gibraltar under Admiral Rooke in 1704, Cartagena, Belleisle down to 1814 and the end of the Napoleonic Wars, including the Battle of Trafalgar & various coastal operations & raids. The second volume contains further Napoleonic campaigns, as well as the far-flung campaigns later in the 19th century including the Opium Wars with China 1840, 1860 & the Boxer Rebellion in 1900, the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny of the 1850s, the Ashanti campaign , Egypt 1882, Sudan 1884-85, and finally the Boer War. These handsome and absorbing volumes are books to cherish for anyone interested in Britain’s military history.
BRITAIN’S SEA SOLDIERS A History of the Royal Marines & Their Predecessors & of Their Services in Action, Ashore & Afloat, & Upon Sundry Other Occasions of Moment
For 350 years the Royal Marines have been in the front line of British military history on land and sea. This handsome, lavishly illustrated history by Col. Cyril Field covers the marines’ first 250 years, up to the Great War, and includes such campaigns and actions as the siege of Gibraltar, the Glorious First of June, St Vincent, the Nile and Trafalgar as well as the ‘little Wars’ of the 19th century. Books to treasure and cherish.