Black and white photos, the earliest being from sailors who fought at Trafalgar, including men who were to take part in world war 1. Life at work, Work at sea, training, campaigns, The Royal Marines, Leisure and Uniforms are some of the themes.
The first part of a 2 part series, that looks nostalgically but factually at the nature of the developments that saw that modernisation of Victoria’s Fleet. The period covered is 1830 to 1870 with four specific subjects, technological development, new tyoe of professional sailor, The Royal Family’s Interest and an account of sea power in action at the time.
History of the Womans Royal Naval Service from its founding in 1917. Black and white photos. Very appealing book to the women who have been members of the service and their families. Also of interest to anyone interested in Naval History.