Monday 25th August 2014
New articles on naval history are added weekly under this heading. Click on the "Conflict" button to access
Sunday 24th August 2014
This blog has now firmly established itself as an entertaining and authoritative on-line magazine, mainly but not exclusively 19th Century focussed. Click on the link on the Home page to see the latest entry
Saturday 16th August 2014
Personal recommendations to help you come up to speed on the events unfolding a century ago. Click on "Antoine Vanner's Bookshelf" at the bottom of this page
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 Antoine's approach to writing by clicking "Interview" button below...
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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.Read More Steam Steel and Strife