By Christian Buchet
A most welcome and unexpected bonus or "Special Issue" that followed the invaluable four volume The Sea in History that was reviewed here over the past four months.
This is a very brief (67 page) and very clear summary of all that has gone before combined with some interesting comments as to where we go from here. It is divided into three very thoughtful chapters:-
It reminds us of Sir Walter Raleigh’s brilliantly perceptive and succinct comment, made in 1595 as he faced execution in the Tower of London: "For whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself."
That is really what maritime history, indeed all history, is all about. The Sea in History reinforces that reality far better than any previous publication.
Available from Association Oceanides, Paris, France
- BOOK REVIEW | Turning Point – The Battle for Milne Bay 1942: Japan’s First Land Defeat in World War II
- BOOK REVIEW | A Carrier at Risk – Argentine Aircraft Carrier and Anti-Submarine Operations Against the Royal Navy’s Attack Submarines During the Falklands/Malvinas War, 1982
- BOOK REVIEW | History of the World – Map by Map
- BOOK REVIEW | RMS Adriatic (II) – White Star Wonder Ship in Old Picture Postcards
- REMINISCENCES | Ice, isn’t that nice