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Saturday 5th April 2014

Weekly postings on the blog cover myriad aspects of late 19th Century History. See link on this page to see the latest entry.

Britannia's Reach is well received

Monday 3rd March 2014

Novelist Linda Collison, says: "As I read I couldn't help but see parallels with Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness…"

First sinking of a warship by a torpedo 1891

Sunday 26th January 2014

Click on "Conflict" to find out more about this dramatic event in an unlikely location

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Welcome to the Adventure

Nicholas Dawlish is a British naval officer as the British Empire reaches its apogee in the late Victorian period. The Age of Sail is dying slowly and Dawlish is building his career in the new era of steam, ironclads, heavy guns and torpedoes that is replacing it.

Antoine Vanner writes historical naval fiction. He previously spent many years in the international oil industry and also travelled extensively on a private basis.

You can follow his regular blog on http://dawlishchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/

Two Dawlish novels have been published so far, "Britannia's Wolf" and "Britannia's Reach". They are available from Amazon in both Paperback and Kindle formats. Click on "Books" bar above to learn more.

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Read an interview with Antoine by journalist Eva La Gassé and listen to an interview by novelist Seymour Hamilton, or learn about his approach to writing by clicking "Interview" button below...


Author: Antoine Vanner

Nicholas Dawlish

A Life of Service and Adventure

Admiral Sir Nicholas Dawlish is probably best remembered today for leaving retirement in 1914, at the request of his friend and sometime rival Lord Fisher, to assume responsibility for Unconventional Naval Operations.

His imaginative filling of that role, and his death at the age of seventy two on the Zeebrugge Mole, where he fell in a hail of machine-gun fire on St.George's Day 1918, (making him the oldest serving officer to fall in action in eitherWorld War), ended an illustrious career in a manner which he would have found wholly appropriate...

Click on "Read More" to read about Dawlish's life and click on on "Steam, Steel and Strife" to learn about the world he lived in, its challenges, its personalities, its crises and its weapons.

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Antoine Vanners Bookshelf

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