With the Utmost Possible Despatch: Poems of Nelson's Navy

With the Utmost Possible Despatch: Poems of Nelson's Navy

By: Harry Turner (author)Paperback

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Twenty three modern epic poems of Nelson's Navy, written in a robust, traditional style with a rhythm and pace that captures the atmosphere of that dramatic century when Britannia truly ruled the waves. The poems: 1) reflect both Nelson's genius as an Admiral and his complex private life, particularly his relationship with Emma Hamilton; 2) celebrate his extraordinary seamanship in the great battles of the Nile, Copenhagen, Santa Cruz and Trafalgar; 3) recall the harsh conditions under which ordinary British sailors served their country at sea; 4) paint a stark and bloody picture of the ferocious fighting at close quarters between British sailors and their enemies at sea and 5) depict Nelson's maverick approach to established naval tactics and his extraordinary risk-taking at the Battle of Trafalgar. Harry Turner is the author of Against All Hazards - Poems of the Peninsular War also published by Spellmount.

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  • ISBN13: 9781862271753
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781862271753
  • weight: 370
  • ISBN10: 1862271755

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