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Sailors in the Dock Peter C. Smith

Sailors in the Dock By Peter C. Smith

Sailors in the Dock by Peter C. Smith


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The results were sometimes fatal, sometimes tragic, quite often unintentionally hilarious, but the resulting trials and their outcomes, from mutiny to dereliction of duty to plain stupidity, often had far-reaching effects on British social fabric and become woven into the legal system of the land.

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Sailors in the Dock: Naval Courts Martial Down the Centuries by Peter C. Smith

Covering the period from Sir Francis Drake to World War Two, this is the first book to be written on this subject in over 100 years. During that period, thanks to naval power, Great Britain rose from an obscure island to a worldwide empire. The mean that controlled these fleets wielded enormous power and influence and produced victory after victory, but they were as individuals as diverse a collection of colourful characters as could be created. Often more at war with each other than the enemy not everything went to plan. The results were sometimes fatal, sometimes tragic, quite often unintentionally hilarious, but the resulting trials and their outcomes, from mutiny to dereliction of duty to plain stupidity, often had far-reaching effects on British social fabric and become woven into the legal system of the land.

About Peter C. Smith

PETER C. SMITH has published over seventy books worldwide, plus numerous magazine articles. His published work is in mainly maritime, aeronautical and military history subjects, but he has also published factual books on cruise ships, London, the Thames and more.

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GOR010990379
9780752465623
0752465627
Sailors in the Dock: Naval Courts Martial Down the Centuries by Peter C. Smith
Used - Like New
Hardback
The History Press Ltd
2011-11-01
256
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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