Badge of Glory
Travel through Britain's military history with a proud seafaring family, the Blackwoods, and the service tradition in which they make their careers--the Royal Marines. Captain Philip Blackwood of the Royal Marines rejoins his ship, the H.M.S. Audacious, in the summer of 1850. Sent out to Africa to eliminate the last strongholds of slavery, then on to the Crimean War.
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Reeman, who also wrote under the name of Alexander Kent, here presents a tale of the soldiering part of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines. The characters in Badge of Glory are somewhat standard, with ... Read full review
I bought this book because I wanted to read a novel set in the period of the Crimean War. Unfortunately this is only covered in last 70 or so pages. However, I'm not even going to mark it down for that, I enjoyed it that much.
My recall of Marines in novels of the age of sail were some men dressed in red who hung around the background guarding things whilst the real fighters - the sailors got on with the job.
Well its payback time now as the Blackwood family put the Marines on the map of Empire in this the first of a series of Marine/Blackwood adventures. This was skilfully written and very engrossing and I can't wait to read the next in the series.