The Royal Navy 1790–1970

The Royal Navy 1790–1970

Men-at-Arms 65
  • Author: Robert Wilkinson-Latham
  • Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Short code: MAA 65
  • Publication Date: 15 Jun 1977
  • ISBN: 9780850452488
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Of all the world's seaborne military organizations, the British Royal Navy is perhaps the most prestigious. Protector of the British Empire and defender of British freedom, it has provided the template on which nearly all other national navies have modelled themselves. This book explores the changes in the uniforms of the Royal Navy from the 18th century to 1970. It includes details from the dress regulations as laid down in the first official illustrated text on the topic, which dated from 1825, up through the present day, and addresses all variations for climate, rank, and equipment requirements.

Biographical Note

Robert Wilkinson-Latham specializes in military uniforms and weapons and has written many books to include a multitude of historical events. His previous works for Osprey include the highly acclaimed Napoleon's Artillery. Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator and researcher of historical costume since the 1970s, and has illustrated and written Osprey books on a wide range of subjects over more than 20 years. He is an internationally respected authority on 15th and 18th century costumes in particular. He lives in Switzerland, where since 1988 he has also become well known for designing and creating life-size historical figures for museums.


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