French Warship Crews 1789-1805: From the French Revolution to Trafalgar

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… (mehr)