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Offline Piglet 88

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Re: The Fighting Temeraire
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 07:47:35 »
I have been looking through the National Archives web site and through their excellent - Nelson, Trafalgar and those who served....  Trafalgar Ancestors. As with many massive projects, there are a few mistakes.
When I looked at the book, The Fighting Temeraire by Sam Willis, I can see exactly the same mistakes.
There is a list of men on pages 260 to 276, which is called - Appendix II,  The Crew of HMS Temeraire at the Battle of Trafalgar   21st October 1805.
I may be wrong, but I do not think that Sam Willis used the muster book ADM 36/15851 as a primary source for his book. If using a secondary source, it is always best to check it thoroughly.

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Re: The Fighting Temeraire
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 08:02:26 »
I'm ploughing through this book at the moment. One of a stack of books I've got lined up.
"I did not say that the French will not come, I said they will not come by sea" - Lord St Vincent

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The Fighting Temeraire
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 12:38:40 »
I don't think this book has been covered here before, if it has then apologies.
"The Fighting Temeraire" by Sam Willis is a well written biography of the ship, her building at Chatham, her French predecessor, the reasoning behind her build (I did not know she was almost a carbon copy of Victory), and her Naval service. Willis then goes into the history the painting of her by Turner, it's interpretation and why it became such a significant work of art to the Nation.
My copy was published by Quercus in 2010 and is, my opinion a very good, read for those with an interest in both Naval and Art History.

 

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