Flags at Sea: A Guide to the Flags Flown at Sea by British and Some Foreign Ships from the 16th Century to the Present Day - Illustrated from the Collections of the National Maritime Museum

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9780112903895: Flags at Sea: A Guide to the Flags Flown at Sea by British and Some Foreign Ships from the 16th Century to the Present Day - Illustrated from the Collections of the National Maritime Museum

This is a history of the flags flown at sea by the principal naval powers - Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Spain and the USA - during the Age of Sail. The subject is one that has been obscured by curious myths and misunderstandings about where, when and why certain flags - like the piratical 'Jolly Roger' - were flown, and this book's narrative aims to unravel these issues. It also tackles such apparently complicated issues as signalling in peace and war. The book also contains a profusion of illustrations, covering the many variants of well-known flags, in both contemporary flag-charts and modern drawings done specially for this work. It therefore provides the degree of detail demanded by modelmakers, artists and historians.

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Wilson, Timothy
Published by Unipub (1985)
ISBN 10: 0112903894 ISBN 13: 9780112903895
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Book Description Unipub, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 112903894

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