French Warship Crews 1789–1805

From the French Revolution to Trafalgar

French Warship Crews 1789–1805 cover

French Warship Crews 1789–1805

From the French Revolution to Trafalgar

Description

This book gives a detailed and authentic account of the life and experiences of French warship crews from the Revolution up to Trafalgar. It describes the recruitment and composition of crews, the different duties performed and the living conditions they had to endure at sea. Their experiences of fighting the British are covered in depth; from preparing the ship for action, to the violent discharges of heavy calibre guns, the often gruesome realities of sea warfare are revealed through pictures and contemporary testimonies.

Product details

Published 20 Sep 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781782004738
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 8 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 97
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Terry Crowdy

TERRY CROWDY is a British military history author…

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Steve Noon

Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art…

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