Badge of Glory. 1st UK in dj, signed

By: REEMAN, Douglas.

Price: $75.00

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REEMAN, Douglas. Badge of Glory. London : Hutchinson, (1982). First Printing. Pp [1]-366,(2). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. The first volume in Douglas Reeman's Blackwood Saga series. “Now he has extended his remarkable talents as a storyteller in a colourful and dramatic new saga spanning 150 years, about a seafaring family called the Blackwoods and the service in which successive generations make their career — the Royal Marines. Badge of Glory, the first novel in the series, opens in August 1850, when Captain Philip Blackwood rejoins his ship, HMS Audacious. It is peacetime and although sometimes engaged in small overseas campaigns the world's mightiest navy has settled into a routine of tradition and ceremonial. With the coming of the steam age many younger officers are pressing for change and modernisation whereas their superiors for the most part see coal-fired ships asa challenge to their own power. Blackwood soon discovers that he is about to get all the action he needs as the squadron's new admiral receives orders to sail to West Africa and stamp out the remaining strongholds of slavery. Blackwood is also made to realize that there is more to leading his men than holding firm in the line of battle. Love, hate, ambition and envy are forces which he must also confront. Per Mare — Per Terrain is the Royal Marines' proud motto, and in the heat of Africa and later in the bitter war of the Crimea Blackwood and his men must obey it without question. An enthralling adventure with a vividly authentic background, full of thrilling battlescenes on land and sea, Badge of Glory represents a challenging new depart ure for this bestselling writer. "- from the dj. Owner's name and address, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed by the author without inscription. 75.00

Title: Badge of Glory. 1st UK in dj, signed

Author Name: REEMAN, Douglas.

Categories: 71,

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1982, ISBN:0091504708:

Seller ID: 82211

Keywords: NAUTICAL FICTION SIGNED ROYAL NAVY BRITISH ROYAL MARINES NAVAL UNITED KINGDOM,