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The Fighting Temeraire review Ú 109 ô ❰Reading❯ ➹ The Fighting Temeraire Author Sam Willis – Helpyouantib.co.uk The HMS Temeraire one of Britain`s most illustrious fighting ships is known to millions through JMW Turner`s masterpiece The Fighting Temeraire 1839 which portrays the battle scarred veteran of Britai The HMSThe HMS Temeraire one of Britain`s most illustrious fighting ships is known to millions through JMW Turner`s masterpiece The Fighting Temeraire which portrays the battle scarred veteran of Britain`s wars with Napoleonic France In this evocative new volume Sam Willis tells the extraordinary story of the vessel behind the painting and the making of the painting itselfTurner's Temeraire was the. Slightly pedantic and nationalistic at times but a fascinating historical study

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Second ship in the Royal Navy to carry the name The first a French warship captured and commandeered by the British in served with distinction during The Fighting PDFEPUB or the Seven Years' War before being sold off in The second Temeraire named in honor of her predecessor was a prestigious three decked gun warship that broke through the French and Spanish line directly astern of Nelson`s fl. secondor maybe the third time I have read thisit gets better every time

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The Fighting TemeraireAgship Victory at Trafalgar in saving the Vice Admiral at a crucial moment in the battle This tale of two ships spans the heyday of the age of sail the climaxes of both the Seven Years Warand the Napoleonic Wars Filled with richly evocative detail and narrated with the pace and gusto of a master storyteller The Fighting Temeraire is an enthralling and deeply satisfying work of narrative histo. This book is essentially a history of two ships and a painting all three connected by the single word 'Temeraire' which makes for an interesting and somewhat novel angle for a historical enuiry Sam Willis is an engaging writer and the book flows nicely even though the history itself can tend a little toward the military patriotic bombast of the what made 'Great' Britain great kind That said though the book is an excellent examination of cultural perception ie how the ships and the paintings including Turner's first rendering of the Battle of Trafalgar itself were perceived both then and now which the short compendium of poems at the end adds to nicely this reminded me rather of the obssessive notes of a sub sub librarian which precede Melville's 'Moby Dick' a little This absorbing book was a wonderful combined read for someone like me who has a general interest in both nautical and art history however Willis is clearly at home here discussing to a greater depth the nautical element of his history of the 'fighting' Temeraire