It was an age of Empire, an age of contrast, and an age of dramatic change - and one which would determine the destinies of nations as well as of men. Captain Philip Blackwood of the Royal Marines rejoins his ship, HMS Audacious, in the August of 1850, anxious to get back into action. Per Mare - Per Terram is the Marines' motto.
In the torturous heat of Africa, where they are sent to stamp out the remaining strongholds of slavery, and later, in the bitter war of the Crimea, Philip Blackwood and his men learn to obey it without question. The first novel in an enthralling and colourful saga, spanning 150 years in the history of a great seafaring family and the tradition in which they served, Badge of Glory is a stunning new departure for one of Britain's master storytellers.
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Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 366 p. ; 23 cm. Notes; SIGNED by the author. NOT price-clipped. First edition and first printing. Subjects; Great Britain. Royal Marines - History - Fiction. Blackwood family (Fictitious characters) - Fiction. Crimean War, (1853-1856) - Fiction. Fiction in English - 1945 - Texts. Genres; Fiction. War stories.Review:
"'One of our foremost writers of naval fiction' Sunday Times"
"Masterly storytelling." (The Times)
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091504708
Book Description Hutchinson, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091504708
Book Description Hutchinson, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-226-80-6700006