The Naval Side of British History

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Christophers, 1924 - 305 pÓgines
 

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PÓgina 232 - Fleet in which we serve. Preserve us from the dangers of the sea, and from the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto our most gracious Sovereign Leader, King George, and his Dominions, and a security for such as pass upon the seas upon their lawful occasions...
PÓgina 110 - It is upon the navy under the good Providence of God that the safety, honour, and welfare of this realm do chiefly depend.
PÓgina 152 - Esq., Admiral of the Blue, Fell a Martyr to political Persecution. March 14, in the Year 1757 : When Bravery and Loyalty Were insufficient Securities For the Life and Honour of A Naval Officer.
PÓgina 264 - France, the wind at north-west, we steering directly for that point of land, having the wind of the Dutch fleet, so that if it had pleased the Lord in His wise providence, who sets bounds to the sea and overrules the ways and actions of men, that it had been but three hours longer to night we had probably made an interposition between them and home...
PÓgina 208 - I do not say the French cannot come; I only say they cannot come by sea.
PÓgina 7 - A great French historian has said that a nation is safe in the crisis of its fate if it can remember its own history. Much of the glory of our annals has been contributed by the Navy, and for that reason it is the duty of all British-born to look at their History from the sea-angle.
PÓgina 271 - Admiral, with every advantage save one, declined action till evening threw its cloak around him, and the setting sun behind the English ships silhouetted them like targets against the western sky. Then satisfied that he could give, without receiving, punishment, he opened fire with his unanswerable weapons, and the Good Hope and Monmouth, fighting till the waves closed over them, went down with their colours flying.
PÓgina 277 - the finest feat of arms in the naval history of all times and all countries.
PÓgina 22 - There is no advantage in living on an island unless your navy rides in undisputed sway over the waters that surround it"; and, in these days, lords it in the skies above those waters.
PÓgina 86 - ... Ireland were raided by Barbary corsairs in search of galley slaves. The once proud ships of London shrank to a total of ten above 200 tons. Foreign fishermen landed in Lincolnshire to mend and dry their nets and drove off with musketry the outraged owners of the soil. The Algerine pirates were specially daring ; they raided the English harbours, in five years carried off 266 ships and in every case of capture sold the ship's company into life-long servitude. The honour of England suffered the...

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