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The Royal Navy Officer's Pocket-Book


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Suffused with nostalgia and charm, the contents of this book is an authentic presentation of the development and features of the wartime navy.

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Brian Lavery is one of Britain's leading naval historians and a prolific author. A Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and a renowned expert on the sailing navy and the Royal Navy, in 2007 he won the prestigious Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award. His naval writing was further honoured in 2008 with the Society of Nautical Research's Anderson Medal. His recent titles include Ship (2006), Royal Tars (2010), Conquest of the Ocean (2013), In Which They Served (2008), Churchill's Navy (2006), and the Sunday Times bestseller Empire of the Seas (2010).


..this is an important document, significant for its sense of time and place. * Good Book Guide *
Pure undiluted nostalgia! * Ships Monthly Magazine *
...an authentic presentation of life in the wartime Navy and issues of leadership, discipline and initiative. * Best of British Magazine *
...this book has enough illustrations, layouts, definitions and first hand information to keep any naval enthusiast fascinated for hours. * Family History Monthly *
...exceptional value in every respect. * Navy News *
...very highly recommended - another 'little gem' to go alongside the Seaman's Pocket Book on your yacht bookshelf. * Royal Naval Sailing Association Journal *

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