TARS is a gripping firsthand account of life in the Royal Navy at its bloodiest and most temptestuous phase, beginning in 1758.
Through the lives of the main protagonists - a small band of sailors from across the ranks - TRAFALGAR author Tim Clayton paints a vivid picture of the navy and the era, from close-quarter battles and roistering on the streets of London to the political decisions that built up and knocked down empires.
In this death-or-glory era the navy became the main weapon of an aggressive and power-hungry government, and fighting at sea was carried out at ever-closer quarters and with ever-increasing amounts of firepower.
Using never-before published first-person sources, TARS takes us through these men's daily struggles as Britain navigated her course on the political map.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages, 2 x 8pp colour sections and b/w integrated illustrations
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 12/06/2008
- Category: Military history
- ISBN: 9780340898031