Dorling Kindersley, 1993 - History - 27 pages
Why did sailors dread being given a "checked shirt?," carve uniform buttons out of cheese, roll cannonballs around the deck? How many women were on board a man-of-war, lashes did a sailor receive for stealing, sailors died of disease and why? Who slept in a cot that doubled as a coffin, got swept off the lavatory by big waves, on board was nicknamed "slushy"? Follow the story of the ship and its crew as this man-of-war sails into battle on the high seas - and find the stowaway!
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - themulhern - LibraryThing
This is really excellently drawn and a useful reference work. While it is a picture book it is actually not suitable for children as it is straightforward and quite graphic about the brutality and ... Read full review
MAN-OF-WARUser Review - Kirkus
In the wake of Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections (1992) comes this big, magnificently designed browsers' delight, first (or second?) of a series. The year is 1800; a British fleet sweeps ... Read full review