Badge of Glory

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A novel from the bestselling master storyteller of the sea.
     It was an age of Empire, an age of contrast, and an age of dramatic change -- and one which would determine the destinies of nations as well as of men. Captain Philip Blackwood of the Royal Marines rejoins his ship, HMS Audacious, in the August of 1850, anxious to get back into action. Per Mare -- Per Terram is the Marines' motto.

     In the torturous heat of Africa, where they are sent to stamp out the remaining strongholds of slavery, and later, in the bitter war of the Crimea, Philip Blackwood and his men learn to obey it without question. The first novel in an enthralling and colourful saga, spanning 150 years in the history of a great seafaring family and the tradition in which they served, Badge of Glory is a stunning new departure for one of Britain's master storytellers.

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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

Review: Badge of Glory (Blackwood Family #1)

User Review  - Margareth8537 - Goodreads

I've read Reeman WW11 books and his Bolitho series. This comes in the middle of the 19th Century, and is about the Royal Marines, so quite an interesting departure Read full review

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About the author (1983)

Douglas Reeman did convoy duty in the navy in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the North Sea. He has written over thirty novels under his own name and more than twenty bestselling historical novels featuring Richard Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.

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