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Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
Literaire fictie algemeen
Glyn Williams The Prize of All the Oceans

Williams, Glyn

The Prize of All the Oceans

€ 19.95

Anson's voyage of 1740-44 holds a unique and terrible place in British naval history. The misadventures of this first attempt by Royal Navy ships to sail round the world make a dramatic story of hardship, disaster, mutiny and heroism. Only one of Anson's squadron, the flagship Centurion, completed its mission. The other vessels were wrecked, scuttled or forced back in shattered condition. Out of 1850 officers and men who sailed from Spithead in September 1740, almost fourteen hundred died, most from disease or starvation. When Anson reached the coast of China in November 1742 he was left with one ship and a handful of men, some of whom had 'turned mad and idiots'. Despite this he was determined to capture 'The Prize of All the Oceans', the legendary Spanish treasure ship making its annual voyage from Acapulco to Manila. In this he succeeded, and returned home a hero; like Drake himself, one of the great British masters of the sea.


Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
288 pagina's
Juli 2008
HarperCollins Publishers us

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