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This article examines the identities and mentalités of British sailors that took part in the ‘scientific' voyages of the Royal Navy between 1764 and 1803. The ‘scientific' voyages were a distinct type of late-eighteenth-century naval activity, and this article explores the ways in which the...
The historiography of British distant-water fishing concentrates on the period prior to 1976 and the third ‘Cod War’ that saw British trawlers excluded from their principal fishing grounds. Little research has hitherto been done on the period afterwards, during which the industry was obliged to...
The navy in France, like several other leading countries in the late nineteenth century, opened a school of higher learning for education of naval officers aspiring to command and staff positions. The School of Advanced Studies came out of a struggle between the ministers and officers supporting...
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