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HEINE, William C. 96 Years in the Royal Navy : The astonishing story of Halifax born Admiral of the Fleet Sir Provo Wallis who joined the Royal Navy at the age of four and served for 96 years. Hantsport, Nova Scotia : Lancelot Press, (1987). First Edition. Pp (10),11-92, + 8-pages central secion of illustrations. 8vo, card covers, with photo and Union Jack cover. Much about the action between HMS Shannon and USS Chesapeake off Boston, June 1, 1813. Chapters : 1. French Prisoner at Fourteen; 2. Arrogance on the High Seas; 3. Kill the Enemy - Save His Ship; 4. "Englishmen Still Know How to Fight"; 5. Halifax Church Services End Abruptly; 6. After the Battle - Misunderstandings; 7. U.S Rationalizations - Explosion Caused Defeat; 8. Jos'h Warburton - Executed at the Fore Yard Arm; 9. Typical American Generosity at Boston; 10. Grounded in the Straits of Canso; 11. "Sheltered in Blanket Bay, Buried Like a Sailor.". Sticker remnant to front, else very good. 15.00
Title: 96 Years in the Royal Navy: The astonishing story of Halifax born Admiral of the Fleet Sir Provo Wallis. First Edition.
Publisher: Lancelot Press, Hantsport, 1987, ISBN:0889993297:
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