Medals of the British Navy and how they were won

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Lancer Publishers, Jan 15, 2010 - Great Britain - 450 pages
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 Britain will always be grateful to her Navy for making her an empire, “on which the sun would never set”. It was the British Navy, which time and again, had been solely responsible for routing the forces of the various kingdoms in the world. And it was these acts of heroism by the valiant members of the nautical forces of the British Empire, which deserve more than perhaps just a mere mention. These acts have gone on to win various prestigious medals and other decorative honours.

In this book, the author WH Long collates these stories of heroism from the various books and journals, which have long gone out of print. While the stories behind these medals may have been erased from records, they will forever be entrenched in the minds of a grateful British folk. These medals do not merely record an event, but they have a story to tell – a story of valour, courage, determination and patriotism. A must have book for a military enthusiast.

  

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Contents

Naval Medals ofQueen Elizabeth 00010
7
Lord Howes Victory off Ushant June 1st 1794
32
Battle of St Vincent February 14th 1797
37
Battle ofthe Nile August 1st 1798
42
Battle of St Domingo 1806
46
Action off Lissa
53
Earl St Vincents Medal
59
Begur and Palamos Medal
65
Cutting out the Caesar
229
Boats ofthe Heureux at Mahaut
236
Cutting out ofthe Nisus at Guadaloupe
243
Attack on Shipping at Port St Mary
249
Attack on Mittau
258
Capture of LAigle
264
Second War with China 185660
277
Taku Forts and Pekin 1860
285

Ca rysfort and Castor
70
Southampton and Utile
83
Fisguard and Llmmortalite
96
Seine and Vengeance
109
Sylph and Artemise
121
Comus and Frederickscoarn
134
Cruiser with a Flotilla
147
Horatio Superieure and Junon
151
Pompee Castor Recruit and Hautpoult
162
Cherokee and LAmiable Nelly
168
Royalist and Six French Vessels
174
Hawke and Heron
180
Northumberland and Growler with French Frigates
187
Weazle with Gunboats
193
Eurotas and Clorinde
200
Malta and Berwick at Gaeta
204
BOAT ACTIONS
215
Second War with Burmah 18523
292
The New Zealand Medal
298
Second New Zealand War 186066
303
The Cape or South Africa Medal
307
The Crimean Medal
314
Operations in the Sea of Azoff
319
The Indian Mutiny Medal
332
The Ashantee Medal
342
The Egyptian and Soudan Medals
354
War in the Soudan Battle of ElTeb
364
Suakin 1885
379
Distinguished Service Order
394
Honorary Plate
428
Alphabetical Index
441
Zebra at Martinique 69
444
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