Band of Brothers: Boy Seamen in the Royal Navy David Phillipson

ISBN: 9780750931816

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Band of Brothers: Boy Seamen in the Royal Navy  by  David Phillipson

Band of Brothers: Boy Seamen in the Royal Navy by David Phillipson
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Band of Brothers is a history of the boy seaman rating in the Royal Navy, beginning with its evolution from the eighteenth century Officers Servant through to its abolition in 1956. It tells of an astonishing Victorian Naval tradition whichMoreBand of Brothers is a history of the boy seaman rating in the Royal Navy, beginning with its evolution from the eighteenth century Officers Servant through to its abolition in 1956.

It tells of an astonishing Victorian Naval tradition which continued right into the modern age. HMS Ganges, a byword on the lower deck of the Royal Navy for strict discipline, was the hardest of the boy seaman training establishments, and was widely regarded as the archetype. The Royal Navy throughout those years was a supremely conservative and traditionalist institution, and particularly in its attitude to and treatment of lower deck people, the boys in particular. Drawing on his own detailed diaries, the author vividly recreates daily life ashore and afloat, in peace and war.

Recruitment, food and clothing, training, discipline and punishment are all recorded, and supported by the personal accounts of boy seamen who went on to serve in the Royal Navy as men.



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