Official Catalogue of the Royal United Service Museum

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Council of the Royal United Service Institiution, 1908 - Military museums - 224 pages

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Page 145 - It was soon after nine that the fire on board the Orient broke out. Brueys was dead ; he had received three wounds, yet would not leave his post ; a fourth cut him almost in two. He desired not to be carried below, but to be left to die upon deck.
Page 66 - I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all events, and the justice of our cause. I thank God for this great opportunity of doing my duty.
Page 145 - This tremendous explosion was followed by a silence not less awful : the firing immediately ceased on both sides ; and the first sound which broke the silence was the dash of her shattered masts and yards falling into the water from the vast height to which they had been exploded.
Page 66 - Mr. Pasco, I wish to say to the fleet, ENGLAND CONFIDES THAT EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY" and he added "You must be quick, for I have one more to make which is for close action.
Page 135 - German hussars, to charge the head of these columns; these regiments, coming on at a canter, and increasing their speed as they advanced, rode headlong against the enemy, but, in a few moments, came upon the brink of a hollow cleft, which was not perceptible at a distance. The French, throwing themselves into squares, opened their fire; and colonel Arentschild, commanding the hussars, an officer whom forty years...
Page 66 - If your Lordship will permit me to substitute expects for confides, the signal will soon be completed, because the word expects is in the vocabulary, and confides must be spelt.
Page 192 - A common council holden in the chamber of the Guildhall, of the city of London...
Page 204 - Lord Nelson over the combined fleets of France and Spain off Cape Trafalgar, on the 21st of October, 1805 ; 10s.
Page 146 - Before this time to-morrow I shall have gained a peerage, or Westminster Abbey.
Page 66 - Van, he ordered me to make the signal for Close Action, and to keep it up: accordingly, I hoisted No. 16 at the top-gallant mast-head, and there it remained until shot away.

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