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Insert of Major T.M. Wybourne RM with naval battle scene
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Alexander Morrison, Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford

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Sea Soldier, an Officer of the Marines
with Duncan, Nelson, Collingwood and Cockburn

The Letters and Journals of Major T.M. Wybourn RM, 1797-1813

Editors: Anne Petrides and Jonathan Downs

The letters and journals sent home from service by Marmaduke Wybourn open window after window onto the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, as we follow his career from youthful, ambitious Lieutenant to battle-seasoned Captain of Marines.

Military scenes and comedies of manners are brought vividly and entertainingly to life in this unique and handsomely illustrated account.

H.M.S. ZEALAND, THE NORE, 7 JULY 1799
My ambition is, at length, gratified. I am employed in the hottest of the Expedition
going forward.

H.M.S. REPULSE, ISLAND OF TENEDOS, 4 MARCH 1807
My dear Sisters, I know that your anxiety must be on the rack, therefore in the midst of every confusion, and the groans of the wounded and dying - I proceed to give you some incoherent account of myself. Yesterday we passed the jaws of Hell . . . .

H.M.S MARLBOROUGH, CHESAPEAKE, 3 MARCH 1813
Anchored in what the Yankees call their waters, which they have so often forbade us
to do. . . .

Price: £14.95
ISBN: 1-898594-69-4
Softback, 224pp
32 b & w illustrations
225mm x 174mm

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