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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2019 12:43 p.m. PST

"Just as his book VALENTINE BAKER'S HEROIC STAND AT TASHKESSEN 1877: A TARNISHED BRITISH SOLDIER'S GLORIOUS VICTORY told the story of one of the famous Victorian soldiers who I thought that I knew quite a lot about already and discovered that I didn't! his latest book ADMIRAL ALBERT HASTINGS MARKHAM: A VICTORIAN TALE OF TRIUMPH, TRAGEDY & EXPLORATION has made me realise just how little I knew about one of the two admirals who was involved in one of the worst peacetime tragedies to strike the Royal Navy during the Victorian era.

The story of the sinking of HMS Victoria by HMS Camperdown on 22nd June 1893 is well known, and the confusion that led to it has been extensively discussed ever since. Was Admiral Tryon mistaken when he ordered his ship to be six rather than eight cables apart when the fateful order to turn was given? Should Admiral Markham been more forceful in questioning what was required of him when Admiral Tryon's order was given, or did the fact that he was still suffering from the affects of fever cloud his judgement? This book examines what happened and the subsequent effect it had upon Markham's career in the navy … but it also does far more…"

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SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2019 10:56 p.m. PST

Sounds interesting!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2019 12:53 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!.

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