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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Book Description Unipub, 1985. Book Condition: Fair. 0th Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87136464
Book Description Unipub, 1985. Book Condition: Good. 0th Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP82308324
Book Description Unipub. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # 2604222429
Book Description Unipub, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0112903894
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97801129038954.0
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Book Description Unipub, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Pages unmarked, moderate wear. Bookseller Inventory # 38418oz
Book Description HMSO, 1986. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Near fine un-creased soft cover,no inscriptions.1986,1st edition.127pp,with illustrations in colour and b/w. Bookseller Inventory # 23098
Book Description 1986. 108 Illus. 127 Pages. 18 x 23cms. Good. Guide to the flags flown at sea by British & some Foreign ships, from 16th C. to present day. Includes manufacture of sea flags & the intricacies of signalling. Notes from sources, glossary, classified bibliogrpahy. Index. 16 col. plates. Paper covers. Bookseller Inventory # 17707
Book Description National Maritime Museum Greenwich - Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1986. 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. Englischsprachige Paperbackausgabe, 127 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Umschlag zum Teil lichtrandig. Gutes Exemplar. K116-spw43231 ISBN: 0112903894. Bookseller Inventory # 55989