Samuel Walters, Lieutenant R.N. offers a personal perspective on the British navy at the height of its power, as it chronicles the remarkable tale of a young naval officer who fought around the world in the service of Admiral Lord Nelson. Edited by acclaimed maritime writer C. Northcote Parkinson, the book offers a brutal and complex portrait of life at sea during one of the pivotal periods in British naval history. Walters vividly recounts the battles with Napoleon’s navy, providing detailed accounts of the tactics used in combat and the horrific casualties suffered on both sides. The letters, sketches, and watercolors collected here provide an intimate glimpse into the personal trials and challenges that confronted many British officers at sea. A unique and compelling portrait of one man’s experience in the heart of the Napoleonic Wars, Samuel Walters, Lieutenant R.N. is an essential volume for scholars and enthusiasts of maritime history alike.
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