Tudor Warships (2): Elizabeth I's Navy (New Vanguard, Volume by Angus Konstam

By Angus Konstam

In his moment quantity at the Tudor military, naval specialist Angus Konstam covers the extreme transformation of the Tudor fleet in the course of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. this era witnessed the start of a complete new breed of warships designed to dominate the seas and extend the corners of the Empire. Detailing war throughout the age of Sea canines, corresponding to Sir Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh, and the landmark occasion of the Spanish Armada, he explains the technological techniques that allowed this small yet effective military to defeat the bigger Spanish fleet.

Packed with new study, in-depth research, photos, full-color reconstructions and special cutaway paintings, this ebook is a needs to for any lover of maritime background and for an individual who desires to know the way Britain got here to rule the waves, developing and protecting her supremacy around the seas in the course of the age of battling sail.

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God help the poor son of a bitch who failed to get his canteen filled. Filling canteens and drinking lukewarm water were high-priority rituals for recruits at Parris Island. It was considered a sin to get sick from dehydration. We learned that heat casualties, as they were called, were the lowest form of scum on the island. They embarrassed the platoon with public failure. Worse yet, the senior drill instructor, or “senior,” as he was more commonly called, would catch hell from the company commander, and probably be investigated for negligence.

All clear on the firing line. Shooters keep your muzzles pointed downrange and clear your weapons. ” As I moved from my belly to my knees, marksmanship instructors surrounded me. I stood at the position of attention with my eyes down-range. The primary marksmanship instructors wore campaign covers like drill instructors, but their relationship with us was educational; we were students and they were our teachers. In fact, drill instructors were not permitted on the range while recruits possessed loaded rifles.

He stopped and turned around. ” I wanted him to stay, but he simply acknowledged me with a nod and kept on his way.

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