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Fireship - The Terror Weapon of the Age of Sail

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Fine condition.
"The fireship was the guided missile of the age of sail. Packed with incendiary (and sometimes explosive) material, it was aimed at its highly inflammable wooden target by volunteers who bailed out at the last moment. Although it often missed its target, the panic it caused among the crews--who generally could not swim and had no method of safely abandoning ship--did the job. The most famous example of its use was the English attack off Gravelines in 1588 that led to the rout of the Spanish Armada and the adoption of the fireship as an integral part of the British fleet. The author explains how increasingly sophisticated fireworks were designed into specially

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Author(s):
Kirsch, Peter
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
294x255x28
EAN-13:
9781848320253
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781848320253
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Seaforth

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Fine condition.
"The fireship was the guided missile of the age of sail. Packed with incendiary (and sometimes explosive) material, it was aimed at its highly inflammable wooden target by volunteers who bailed out at the last moment. Although it often missed its target, the panic it caused among the crews--who generally could not swim and had no method of safely abandoning ship--did the job. The most famous example of its use was the English attack off Gravelines in 1588 that led to the rout of the Spanish Armada and the adoption of the fireship as an integral part of the British fleet. The author explains how increasingly sophisticated fireworks were designed into specially

Author(s):
Kirsch, Peter
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
294x255x28
EAN-13:
9781848320253
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781848320253
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Seaforth

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