Information

Man of War - The Fighting Life of Admiral James Saumarez, Anthony Sullivan


Man of War - The Fighting Life of Admiral James Saumarez, Anthony Sullivan

Man of War - The Fighting Life of Admiral James Saumarez, Anthony Sullivan

Admiral Sir James Saumarez was one of the most senior British naval officers of the Napoleon Wars, but he isn't as familiar as many of his contemporaries. Saumarez fought in many of the key naval battles of the period- the battle of the Saintes, Cape St. Vincent and the battle of the Nile, and commanded at the two battles of Algerciras. However he wasn't quite part of Nelson's inner 'band of brothers', despite being present at the Nile, and didn't fight at Copenhagen or Trafalgar, which perhaps helps to explain why he isn't better known. Saumarez is a familiar name, but his career isn’t so familiar.

His most important duties probably came in the Baltic, where he acted as a floating diplomatic, attempting to prevent open war with Sweden, and reducing tensions with Russia. For many years he was probably better known in Sweden than here, and a memorial to him was unveiled there as late as the 1970s. He also played a part in the long blockade of the French coast, where his Channel Island background came in useful (and also allowed him to spend more time at home that was the case for most British Admirals).

The post-war section is rather bitty - in places it seems like the author was determined to mention everything he'd found in his research, even when it wasn't that interesting. Otherwise the narrative is well balanced, and we get an interesting portrait of a significant British admiral

Chapters
1 - Childhood and Early Career
2 - Lieutenant Saumarez
3 - Lieutenant to Post Captain
4 - Russell and the Battle of the Saintes
5 - Half Pay in Guernsey
6 - Crescent versus Reunion
7 - Channel Service and the Escape of Crescent
8 - Orion and the Battle of Ile de Groix
9 - The Mediterranean Fleet and the Battle of Cape St. Vincent
10 - Mutiny and Blockade
11 - Chasing the French
12 - The Battle of the Nile
13 - Admiral Bruix's Cruise and the Blockade of Brest
14 - The Battle of Algeciras
15 - The Peace of Amiens
16 - Commander-in-Chief, Channel Islands
17 - The Baltic
18 - Commander-in-Chief, Baltic Fleet
19 - Saumarez: British Diplomat Afloat
20 - The Prince of Ponte Corvo
21 - The Carlshamn Cargoes
22 - Baltic Fleet: Final Season
23 - Final Command
24 - Retirement
25 - Summation

Author: Anthony Sullivan
Edition: Hardcover
Pages: 259
Publisher: Frontline
Year: 2017



Man of War - The Fighting Life of Admiral James Saumarez, Anthony Sullivan - History

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Other formats available - Buy the Hardback and get the eBook for £1.99! Price
Man of War Hardback Add to Basket £25.00
Man of War Kindle (4.1 MB) Add to Basket £4.99

The career of Guernsey-born Admiral James Saumarez reads like an early history of the Royal Navy. His first battle was against the American revolutionaries in 1775, but thereafter his main opponents were the French and the Spanish, and the first fighting ship he commanded, the eight-gun galley Spitfire, was involved in forty-seven engagements before being run aground.

Rising through the ranks, Saumarez fought on land and at sea, and was involved in actions in the English Channel, being given command of a squadron of ships based at Guernsey. He served on HMS Victory, took part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent, the Blockade of Cadiz, and was with Nelson at the Battle of the Nile.

Promoted to Rear Admiral, he led his ships at the battles of Algeciras and the Gut of Gibraltar. Saumarez was then despatched into the Baltic, where he helped thwart Napoleon&rsquos attempt at conquering Russia.

So prominent was Saumarez during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, he was featured in the Hornblower novels and other fictional books, including Master and Commander. Tony Sullivan, however, tells the true story of one of the most remarkable individuals of the great days of sail, in the first biography of Saumarez for more than 170 years.

This is a very interesting and informative biography of an important figure in the naval history of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The author has succeeded in portraying James Saumarez as a man and naval officer of his period in this well-written book which has pace. In conclusion this book was well worth the read and is a valuable addition to the library of anyone wanting to gain further insight into and understanding of naval warfare in late 18th and early 19th century.

World Ship Society

. the narrative is well balanced, and we get an interesting portrait of a significant British admiral.

Read the complete review here.

History of War - John Rickard

As featured in MHM's round-up of the best military history titles

Military History Monthly, March 2018

A fine contribution to the library of naval biography.

The Northern Mariner, October 2017– reviewed by William L. Welch of Natick, Massachusetts

★★★★★ This is definitely one of the best biographies I’ve read and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn so much about a man who did so much in the service of his country!

Read the complete review here.

Pirates and Privateers, Irwin Bryan

There has been no biography of Saumarez in 170 years, making this a welcome account of this great fighting sailor's life.

The Armourer, December 2017

This well-written work is equally well-pleasing and accompanied by a valid bibliography and a consistent body of notes which is certainly enjoyable for reading, printed in a sober and elegant dress and worthy of a very positive judgment.

STORIA Militare, November 2017

This biography will take its deserved place alongside biographies of Nelson, Collingwood, St. Vincent and Sidney Smith.

Read the complete review here.

1/72 Scale Plastic Napoleonic Figures

Having very recently read about the development of the supply system for the Baltic fleet [see Transformation of British Naval Strategy review on this site] I developed an interest in the career of Admiral Saumarez. Quite fortuitously I found Anthony Sullivan's new book on the life of the man himself. The book covers the whole of his life and, as one would expect from the title, gives a lot of information about his naval career. The ships he served on, the ships he commanded, the squadrons and fleets he eventually led, as well as the actions he was in are all there. Saumarez did not fight in the battle of Trafalgar and, to the authors credit, that battle gets only a paragraph in passing. The author has done his research and does not need to pad out the narrative. The book is without illustrations but has a sufficient number of maps and battle plans to support the text. Saumarez was a remarkable fighter, a true naval hero, a family man and a man of his time who was not free of some minor blemishes this I know from reading this excellent book.

Clash of Steel

I have an abiding admiration for Guernsey-born Admiral James Saumarez and in fact dedicate my upcoming book The Baltic Prize (out in November) to this Royal Navy officer. His first battle was against the American revolutionaries in 1775, thereafter his main opponents were the French and the Spanish, and the first fighting ship he commanded, the eight-gun galley Spitfire, was involved in forty-seven engagements before being run aground. Rising through the ranks, Saumarez fought on land and at sea. He was involved in actions in the English Channel, served in HMS Victory, took part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent, the Blockade of Cadiz, and was with Nelson at the Battle of the Nile. Promoted to Rear Admiral, he led his ships at the battles of Algeciras and the Gut of Gibraltar. Saumarez was then despatched into the Baltic, where he was crucial in keeping open Britain’s last vital trade route by an astute combination of diplomacy and a mailed fist. A fascinating biography of a hero by anyone’s estimate of the Great Age of Fighting Sail.

Julian Stockwin action-adventure historical fiction

About Anthony Sullivan

Anthony Sullivan was born in London in 1971 but has lived most of his life in Surrey. His grandfather served in the Army, his father in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He is a graduate of the Open University, where he studied history and is also a member of the Naval Records Society.


Man of War - The Fighting Life of Admiral James Saumarez, Anthony Sullivan - History

+£4.50 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £35
(click here for international delivery rates)

Order within the next 6 hours, 34 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Other formats available - Buy the Hardback and get the eBook for £1.99! Price
Man of War ePub (1.9 MB) Add to Basket £4.99
Man of War Kindle (4.1 MB) Add to Basket £4.99

The career of Guernsey-born Admiral James Saumarez reads like an early history of the Royal Navy. His first battle was against the American revolutionaries in 1775, but thereafter his main opponents were the French and the Spanish, and the first fighting ship he commanded, the eight-gun galley Spitfire, was involved in forty-seven engagements before being run aground.

Rising through the ranks, Saumarez fought on land and at sea, and was involved in actions in the English Channel, being given command of a squadron of ships based at Guernsey. He served on HMS Victory, took part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent, the Blockade of Cadiz, and was with Nelson at the Battle of the Nile.

Promoted to Rear Admiral, he led his ships at the battles of Algeciras and the Gut of Gibraltar. Saumarez was then despatched into the Baltic, where he helped thwart Napoleon&rsquos attempt at conquering Russia.

So prominent was Saumarez during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, he was featured in the Hornblower novels and other fictional books, including Master and Commander. Tony Sullivan, however, tells the true story of one of the most remarkable individuals of the great days of sail, in the first biography of Saumarez for more than 170 years.

This is a very interesting and informative biography of an important figure in the naval history of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The author has succeeded in portraying James Saumarez as a man and naval officer of his period in this well-written book which has pace. In conclusion this book was well worth the read and is a valuable addition to the library of anyone wanting to gain further insight into and understanding of naval warfare in late 18th and early 19th century.

World Ship Society

. the narrative is well balanced, and we get an interesting portrait of a significant British admiral.

Read the complete review here.

History of War - John Rickard

As featured in MHM's round-up of the best military history titles

Military History Monthly, March 2018

A fine contribution to the library of naval biography.

The Northern Mariner, October 2017– reviewed by William L. Welch of Natick, Massachusetts

★★★★★ This is definitely one of the best biographies I’ve read and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn so much about a man who did so much in the service of his country!

Read the complete review here.

Pirates and Privateers, Irwin Bryan

There has been no biography of Saumarez in 170 years, making this a welcome account of this great fighting sailor's life.

The Armourer, December 2017

This well-written work is equally well-pleasing and accompanied by a valid bibliography and a consistent body of notes which is certainly enjoyable for reading, printed in a sober and elegant dress and worthy of a very positive judgment.

STORIA Militare, November 2017

This biography will take its deserved place alongside biographies of Nelson, Collingwood, St. Vincent and Sidney Smith.

Read the complete review here.

1/72 Scale Plastic Napoleonic Figures

Having very recently read about the development of the supply system for the Baltic fleet [see Transformation of British Naval Strategy review on this site] I developed an interest in the career of Admiral Saumarez. Quite fortuitously I found Anthony Sullivan's new book on the life of the man himself. The book covers the whole of his life and, as one would expect from the title, gives a lot of information about his naval career. The ships he served on, the ships he commanded, the squadrons and fleets he eventually led, as well as the actions he was in are all there. Saumarez did not fight in the battle of Trafalgar and, to the authors credit, that battle gets only a paragraph in passing. The author has done his research and does not need to pad out the narrative. The book is without illustrations but has a sufficient number of maps and battle plans to support the text. Saumarez was a remarkable fighter, a true naval hero, a family man and a man of his time who was not free of some minor blemishes this I know from reading this excellent book.

Clash of Steel

I have an abiding admiration for Guernsey-born Admiral James Saumarez and in fact dedicate my upcoming book The Baltic Prize (out in November) to this Royal Navy officer. His first battle was against the American revolutionaries in 1775, thereafter his main opponents were the French and the Spanish, and the first fighting ship he commanded, the eight-gun galley Spitfire, was involved in forty-seven engagements before being run aground. Rising through the ranks, Saumarez fought on land and at sea. He was involved in actions in the English Channel, served in HMS Victory, took part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent, the Blockade of Cadiz, and was with Nelson at the Battle of the Nile. Promoted to Rear Admiral, he led his ships at the battles of Algeciras and the Gut of Gibraltar. Saumarez was then despatched into the Baltic, where he was crucial in keeping open Britain’s last vital trade route by an astute combination of diplomacy and a mailed fist. A fascinating biography of a hero by anyone’s estimate of the Great Age of Fighting Sail.

Julian Stockwin action-adventure historical fiction

About Anthony Sullivan

Anthony Sullivan was born in London in 1971 but has lived most of his life in Surrey. His grandfather served in the Army, his father in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He is a graduate of the Open University, where he studied history and is also a member of the Naval Records Society.


Are you an author?

Long before recorded history, men, women and children had been seized by conquering tribes and nations to be employed or traded as slaves. Greeks, Romans, Vikings and Arabs were among the earliest of many peoples involved in the slave trade, and across Africa the buying and selling of slaves was widespread. There was, at the time, nothing unusual in Britain’s somewhat belated entry into the slave trade, transporting natives from Africa’s west coast to the plantations of the New World. What was unusual was Britain’s decision, in 1807, to ban the slave trade throughout the British Empire.

Britain later persuaded other countries to follow suit, but this did not stop this lucrative business. So the Royal Navy went to war against the slavers, in due course establishing the West Africa Squadron which was based at Freetown in Sierra Leone. This force grew throughout the nineteenth century until a sixth of the Royal Navy’s ships and marines was employed in the battle against the slave trade. Between 1808 and 1860, the West Africa Squadron captured 1,600 slave ships and freed 150,000 Africans.

The slavers tried every tactic to evade the Royal Navy enforcers. Over the years that followed more than 1,500 naval personnel died of disease or were killed in action, in what was difficult and dangerous, and at times saddening, work.

In Britain’s War Against the Slave Trade, naval historian Anthony Sullivan reveals the story behind this little-known campaign by Britain to end the slave trade. Whereas Britain is usually, and justifiably, condemned for its earlier involvement in the slave trade, the truth is that in time the Royal Navy undertook a major and expensive operation to end what was, and is, an evil business.


Catalogue

Download formats
Catalogue Persistent Identifier
APA Citation

Sullivan, Anthony. & EBSCOhost. (2017). Man of war : the fighting life of Admiral James Saumarez: from the American Revolution to the defeat of Napoleon. Banrsley, S. Yorkshire : Frontline Books

MLA Citation

Sullivan, Anthony. and EBSCOhost. Man of war : the fighting life of Admiral James Saumarez: from the American Revolution to the defeat of Napoleon / Anthony Sullivan Frontline Books Banrsley, S. Yorkshire 2017

Australian/Harvard Citation

Sullivan, Anthony. & EBSCOhost. 2017, Man of war : the fighting life of Admiral James Saumarez: from the American Revolution to the defeat of Napoleon / Anthony Sullivan Frontline Books Banrsley, S. Yorkshire

Wikipedia Citation
Man of war : the fighting life of Admiral James Saumarez: from the American Revolution to the defeat of Napoleon / Anthony Sullivan
Log in with your Library card to access this resource

Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-247) and index.

Description based on print version record.

000 01876cam a22004571i 4500
001 7500503
005 20180319160035.0
006 m |o d |
007 cr |n|||||||||
008 170911s2017 enkab ob 001 0deng d
020 |a9781526706539 (electronic bk.)
020 |a1526706539 (electronic bk.)
020 |z9781526706515
020 |z1526706512
024 8 |a99975721879
035 |a(EbpS)1531191
040 |aNhCcYBP |cNhCcYBP |erda
043 |ae-uk---
050 4 |aDA88.1.S28 |bS85 2017
082 0 4 |a359.332092 |223
100 1 |aSullivan, Anthony, |d1971- |eauthor.
245 1 0 |aMan of war : |bthe fighting life of Admiral James Saumarez: from the American Revolution to the defeat of Napoleon / |cAnthony Sullivan.
264 1 |aBanrsley, S. Yorkshire : |bFrontline Books, |c2017.
300 |a1 online resource (xi, 259 pages) : |billustrations, maps.
336 |atext |2rdacontent
337 |acomputer |2rdamedia
338 |aonline resource |2rdacarrier
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 244-247) and index.
506 |aSubscription and registration required for access.
533 |aElectronic reproduction. |bIpswich, MA |nAvailable via World Wide Web.
588 |aDescription based on print version record.
600 1 0 |aSaumarez, James, |d1757-1836 |xMilitary leadership.
651 0 |aGreat Britain |xHistory, Naval |y19th century.
650 0 |aAdmirals |zGreat Britain |vBiography.
710 2 |aEBSCOhost
852 8 |bELECOS |hElectronic resource |xAvailable for document delivery - standard copyright restrictions apply |zAvailable for document delivery - standard copyright restrictions apply
856 4 0 |uhttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1531191
980 |b30.00 |g1 |zUSD
981 |bARC/DDA |cELECOS
982 |a20180309
985 |a1768

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

Need Help?

Similar Items

  • The Saumarez papers: selections from the Baltic correspondence of Vice-Admiral Sir James Saumarez, 1808-.
  • Lord de Saumarez. A return of the persons to whom, and for what, the sum of £. 556, charged in civil co.
  • Admiral Sir William Fisher / by Admiral Sir William James
  • Fighting admiral : the life of Admiral of the Fleet Sir James Somerville / by Donald Macintyre
  • [Biographical cuttings on Admiral John Saumarez Dumaresq, containing one or more cuttings from newspaper.

"Man of War " Topic

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please be courteous toward your fellow TMP members.

Areas of Interest

Featured Hobby News Article

New Figures, Rules & More at Caliver Books

Featured Recent Link

Soldaten aus Anhalt im Krieg 1807-1810 - Teil 1 Tirol

Top-Rated Ruleset

War Games Rules 1750 1850

Featured Showcase Article

Oddzial Osmy's 15mm Teutonic Crossbowmen 1410

The next Teutonic Knights unit - Crossbowmen!

Featured Profile Article

First Look: Barrage's 28mm Streets & Sidewalks

Editor in Chief Bill looks at some new terrain products, which use space age technology!

Current Poll

Coureur des Bois: Wargamer Myth?

829 hits since 26 Jun 2017
�-2021 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

The Fighting Life of Admiral James Saumarez: From The American Revolution to the Defeat of Napoleon

"The career of Guernsey-born Admiral James Saumarez reads like an early history of the Royal Navy. His first battle was against the American revolutionaries in 1775, but thereafter his main opponents were the French and the Spanish, and the first fighting ship he commanded, the eight-gun galley Spitfire, was involved in forty-seven engagements before being run aground.

Rising through the ranks, Saumarez fought on land and at sea, and was involved in actions in the English Channel, being given command of a squadron of ships based at Guernsey. He served on HMS Victory, took part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent, the Blockade of Cadiz, and was with Nelson at the Battle of the Nile.

Promoted to Rear Admiral, he led his ships at the battles of Algeciras and the Gut of Gibraltar. Saumarez was then despatched into the Baltic, where he helped thwart Napoleon's attempt at conquering Russia.

So prominent was Saumarez during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, he was featured in the Hornblower novels and other fictional books, including Master and Commander. Tony Sullivan, however, tells the true story of one of the most remarkable individuals of the great days of sail, in the first biography of Saumarez for more than 170 years"
Main page
link

Price is getting more affordable. Will definitely be looking out for this book as I studied his Baltic campaign as part of my degree.


Man of War - The Fighting Life of Admiral James Saumarez, Anthony Sullivan - History

The career of Guernsey-born Admiral James Saumarez reads like an early history of the Royal Navy. His first battle was against the American revolutionaries in 1775, but thereafter his main opponents were the French and the Spanish, and the first fighting ship he commanded, the eight-gun galley Spitfire, was involved in forty-seven engagements before being run aground.

Rising through the ranks, Saumarez fought on land and at sea, and was involved in actions in the English Channel, being given command of a squadron of ships based at Guernsey. He served on HMS Victory, took part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent, the Blockade of Cadiz, and was with Nelson at the Battle of the Nile.

Promoted to Rear Admiral, he led his ships at the battles of Algeciras and the Gut of Gibraltar. Saumarez was then dispatched into the Baltic, where he helped thwart Napoleon&rsquos attempt at conquering Russia.

So prominent was Saumarez during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, he was featured in the Hornblower novels and other fictional books, including Master and Commander. Tony Sullivan, however, tells the true story of one of the most remarkable individuals of the great days of sail, in the first biography of Saumarez for more than 170 years.

About The Author

Anthony Sullivan was born in London in 1971 but has lived most of his life in Surrey. His grandfather served in the Army, his father in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He is a graduate of the Open University, where he studied history and is also a member of the Naval Records Society.

REVIEWS

"Sullivan tells this story well. We get a look at Saumarez&rsquos private life, his experiences with the political culture of the Royal Navy . Man of War is an excellent book for anyone interested in the Age of Fighting Sail."

- A. A. Nofi, The NYMAS Review, 70

Man of War - The Fighting Life of Admiral James Saumarez, Anthony Sullivan - History

The career of Guernsey-born Admiral James Saumarez reads like an early history of the Royal Navy. His first battle was against the American revolutionaries in 1775, but thereafter his main opponents were the French and the Spanish, and the first fighting ship he commanded, the eight-gun galley Spitfire, was involved in forty-seven engagements before being run aground.

Rising through the ranks, Saumarez fought on land and at sea, and was involved in actions in the English Channel, being given command of a squadron of ships based at Guernsey. He served on HMS Victory, took part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent, the Blockade of Cadiz, and was with Nelson at the Battle of the Nile.

Promoted to Rear Admiral, he led his ships at the battles of Algeciras and the Gut of Gibraltar. Saumarez was then dispatched into the Baltic, where he helped thwart Napoleon&rsquos attempt at conquering Russia.

So prominent was Saumarez during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, he was featured in the Hornblower novels and other fictional books, including Master and Commander. Tony Sullivan, however, tells the true story of one of the most remarkable individuals of the great days of sail, in the first biography of Saumarez for more than 170 years.

About The Author

Anthony Sullivan was born in London in 1971 but has lived most of his life in Surrey. His grandfather served in the Army, his father in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He is a graduate of the Open University, where he studied history and is also a member of the Naval Records Society.

REVIEWS

"Sullivan tells this story well. We get a look at Saumarez&rsquos private life, his experiences with the political culture of the Royal Navy . Man of War is an excellent book for anyone interested in the Age of Fighting Sail."

- A. A. Nofi, The NYMAS Review, 70

Bookpick: Something old, something new…

Although I’m a trained open water wreck Padi Diver I’ve never explored Scapa Flow, one of the world’s greatest wreck diving locations. It’s on the Bucket List! The scuttle of the 74 warships of the interned German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow on 21st June 1919 was the greatest act of maritime suicide the world has ever seen. And over the years many other vessels have come to grief there. Although recreational wreck diving in Scapa Flow is more than 40 years old, in the dark depths much still awaits exploration. This is a classic dive book updated and revised, and a fitting tribute to the memory of all those who perished in that body of water.

Chronometer Jack edited by Robin Craig, Ann Nic and Michael Nix

John Miller was born in Edinburgh in 1802. His working life began aboard East India Company ships as a midshipman. He later owned his own trading vessels and settled for a time in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania, and where I lived for a number of years…) when still a convict colony. When he and his family returned to Britain he joined the Coastguard. Many historical events are featured in this entertaining autobiography: opium smuggling in the 1820s the foundation of the Royal Naval Reserve Napoleon’s captivity on St Helena the founding of Hong Kong and the cholera pandemic in Bombay. A compelling account of an extraordinary life.

Wellington’s Headquarters by S P G Ward

A great insight into the structure and inner operation of the Duke of Wellington’s command during the Peninsular War. This classic study, first published over sixty years ago, describes the complicated tangle of departments that administered the army, departments which had grown up haphazard and survived virtually unchanged until the time of the Crimean War. Wellington adapted the existing system in order to turn it into an efficient instrument in the war against Napoleon, despite clashes of responsibility and personality that frustrated him and impaired the army’s performance on campaign. A must-read for all students of the period.

The Forgotten War Against Napoleon by Gareth Glover

The campaigns fought against Napoleon in the Iberian peninsula, in France, Germany, Italy and Russia and across the rest of Europe have been described and analysed in detail, yet the history of the fighting in the Mediterranean has rarely been studied as a separate theatre of the conflict. Glover, a former Royal Navy officer, presents an insightful and absorbing account of the struggle on land and at sea for control of a region that was critical for the outcome of the Napoleonic Wars. An important contribution to our understanding of a fundamentally pivotal period in history.

Man of War by Anthony Sullivan

I have an abiding admiration for Guernsey-born Admiral James Saumarez and in fact dedicate my upcoming book The Baltic Prize (out in November) to this Royal Navy officer. His first battle was against the American revolutionaries in 1775, thereafter his main opponents were the French and the Spanish, and the first fighting ship he commanded, the eight-gun galley Spitfire, was involved in forty-seven engagements before being run aground. Rising through the ranks, Saumarez fought on land and at sea. He was involved in actions in the English Channel, served in HMS Victory, took part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent, the Blockade of Cadiz, and was with Nelson at the Battle of the Nile. Promoted to Rear Admiral, he led his ships at the battles of Algeciras and the Gut of Gibraltar. Saumarez was then despatched into the Baltic, where he was crucial in keeping open Britain’s last vital trade route by an astute combination of diplomacy and a mailed fist. A fascinating biography of a hero by anyone’s estimate of the Great Age of Fighting Sail.

Still looking for bookish inspiration?

You might also like to take a peek at my other BookPicks this year this year
And I have a very limited number of Signed First Editions, which I’m happy to inscribe with a personal message
Enjoy!


Man of War - The Fighting Life of Admiral James Saumarez, Anthony Sullivan - History

Approved third parties also use these tools in connection with our display of ads. Alors plus une seconde à perdre, découvrez sans plus tarder nos nombreuses références The Fighting Sullivans à prix bas et profitez en prime, en plus réductions et remises très souvent mises à votre disposition, du remboursement de votre commande à hauteur de 5% minimum grâce à notre Club Rakuten. De quoi facilement trouver votre article The Fighting Sullivans pas cher sans passer par la case "code promo".

The Fighting Sullivans, originally released as The Sullivans, is a 1944 American biographical war film directed by Lloyd Bacon and written by Edward Doherty, Mary C. McCall Jr., and Jules Schermer.It was nominated for a now-discontinued Academy Award for Best Story.. Try Prime Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Basket.

Make offer - THE MIKADO DVD 1939 BBFC U GILBERT & SULLIVAN.

ELVIS: THE ED SULLIVAN SHOWS.

Make offer - Only Fools and Horses - The Complete Series 7 by John Sullivan.

De quoi nourrir vos convictions personnelles avec la référence The Fighting Sullivans si la seconde main fait partie intégrante de vos habitudes d'achat. £3.39 + £16.65 postage. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. Tout sur The Fighting Sullivans - , DVD Zone 2 et toute l'actualité en Dvd et Blu-ray. Gain de temps et économie d'argent sur le produit The Fighting Sullivans neuf ou d'occasion : que demander de plus ! Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

There's a problem loading this menu at the moment.

Et cela, aussi bien du côté du neuf que des produits The Fighting Sullivans occasion. There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time, <"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":<"browsers":<"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true>>,"bandwidthDetection":<"url":"https://ir.ebaystatic.com/cr/v/c1/thirtysevens.jpg","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250>>. Something went wrong. Skip to main content. © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Aujourd'hui sur Rakuten, 12 The Fighting Sullivans vous attendent au sein de notre rayon . Try again. En 1941 ils apprennent à la radio l'attaque de Pearl Harbor, et quand ils réalisent qu'un de leurs amis était sur l'USS Arizona, ils décident de s'engager dans la Navy et obtiennent l'autorisation de servir sur le même navire.

3 DISCS. Amazon.co.uk: the fighting sullivans dvd.

Anthony Sullivan / Livres en langue étrangère | 27,44 € neuf.

Only Fools and Horses - The Complete Series 7 by John Sullivan. Livraison gratuite dès 25 € d'achats. £3.99 + £20.89 postage. All Go Search Today's Deals Vouchers AmazonBasics Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Gift Cards Help Free Delivery Shopper Toolkit Sell. The Fighting Sullivans Commemorative Edition, The Fighting Sullivans: How Hollywood And The Military Make Heroes, Jaquette Fourreau Cartonné Collection "Actrices" - The Fighting Sullivans, The True Story Of The Fighting Sullivans , Navajo Code Talkers : The History Channel Wwii 2 Pack Collection, History's Mysteries: The True Story Of The Fighting Sullivans [Dvd] [Region 1] [Us Import] [Ntsc], icons / nav / starLiens utilesicons / nav24 / minus, icons / nav / helpAideicons / nav24 / plus, icons / nav24 / infoRakutenicons / nav24 / plus. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. Dans les deux cas, un facteur reste néanmoins commun : les meilleurs prix du web spécial , c'est sur notre site d'achat en ligne que vous les trouvez ! Vendez le vôtre. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. DVD Talk Forum Forum Home. Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Fighting Sullivans DVD Synopsis Cinq frères naissent dans une famille américaine d'origine irlandaise catholique en Iowa. Juneau, were killed in action when the ship was sunk by the Japanese. 1956 …

1 product ratings - The Sullivans - Vol.1 (DVD, 2012, 7-Disc boxset rare oop episodes 1-50. Man Of War: The Fighting Life Of Admiral James Saumarez: From The American Revolution To The Defeat Of Napoleon.

Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, FREE Delivery on orders over £10 for books or over £20 for other categories shipped by Amazon, The Fighting Sullivans (AUS) by Ward Bond, The True Story of the Fighting Sullivans by Fighting Sullivans, The Fighting Sullivans (1944) ( The Sullivans ), The True Story of the Fighting Sullivans , Navajo Code Talkers : The History Channel WWII 2 Pack Collection, Pimpernel Smith ( Mister V ) ( The Fighting Pimpernel ) [DVD], History's Mysteries: The True Story Of The Fighting Sullivans [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC], The History Channel : The Fighting Sullivans : The True Story that Inspired Savi. History's Mysteries: The True Story Of The Fighting Sullivans [Dvd] [Region 1] [Us Import] [Ntsc] De unknown / DVD Zone 2 Variété internationale | Tous public 117,99 € neuf. Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences. Make offer - The Fighting Sullivans [DVD] - THE MIKADO DVD 1939 BBFC U GILBERT & SULLIVAN.

Avec l'appli Rakuten, bénéficiez de 5% remboursés en Rakuten Points sur tous vos achats . The news of the Sullivans hit hard. View basket for details.


Watch the video: Men Of War Assault Squad 2 - Soviet Campaign Mission 05 (January 2022).