French Warship Crews 1789–1805

From the French Revolution to Trafalgar

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French Warship Crews 1789–1805

From the French Revolution to Trafalgar

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This book gives a detailed and authentic account of the life and experiences of French warship crews from the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802) 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Maritime France · The men of the sea · Life at sea · Discipline & punishment · The experience of battle · Life in captivity · Colour plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published May 08 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841767451
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
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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