Formative Years 1803 to 1806 by Lieutenant Colonel Brian Edwards, RM

Formative Years 1803 to 1806 by Lieutenant Colonel Brian Edwards, RM

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Formative Years 1803 to 1806 - A Perspective of the Royal Marinnes in the Navy of John Jervis, Earl St Vincent, and Horatio, Lord Nelson by Lieutenant Colonel Brian Edwards, RM

At the dawn of the nineteenth century marines were mainly employed at sea and the efforts of Earl St Vincent's radical reforms were to resonate throughout the Corps for the next 100 years. The author's thorough and extensive research brings alive this defining period of Corps history.

On the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, this Special Publication of the Royal Marines Historical Society chronicles the part played by the Royal Marines of the era. Some 2,867 Marines fought in the Battle ofTrafalgar, whilst only an eighth of those present the Corps were to suffer almost one third of the total casualties.

Royal marines Historical Society Special Publication No. 31.

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