War, Ice & Piracy: The Remarkable Career of a Victorian Sailor

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The era of the 'Pax Britannic' was anything but peaceful for many Royal Navy officers. But few saw as much active service as Samuel Gurney Cresswell, who contrived to fight in the Baltic campaign of the misnamed 'Crimean War' - the first time whole battle fleets maneuvered and fought under steam power - and to achieve fame as an Arctic explorer (he is credited with being the first to traverse the much sought-after North West Passage, as the result of a truly epic sledging trip form the trapped HMS Investigator in 1853). As ...

War, Ice & Piracy: The Remarkable Career of a Victorian Sailor 2006, Greenhill Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781861761385

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