By N. A. M. Rodger
The Command of the Ocean describes with extraordinary authority and scholarship the increase of england to naval greatness, and the valuable position of the military and naval job within the lifetime of the state and executive. It describes not only battles, voyages and cruises yet how the army was once manned, the way it used to be provided with trees, hemp and iron, how its males (and occasionally ladies) have been fed, and peculiarly the way it used to be financed and directed. It was once in the course of the century and a part coated by way of this ebook that the winning organizing of those final 3 - victualling, cash and administration - took the military to the guts of the British nation. it's the nice fulfillment of the publication to teach how thoroughly built-in and at the same time based Britain and the military then turned.