- Quentin Russell
- ARRSE Rating
- 4 Mushroom Heads
From the battle of Salamis (480 BC) to the battle of Cape Matapan (1941) and covering in between Actium (31 BC), Lepanto (1571), The Nile (Aboukir Bay (1798 ) and Navarino (1827), the author describes in detail the action of each engagement with the help of a map for each battle.
This book is basically is all about the importance of control of the Mediterranean sea from ancient times to the modern era.
The author also stresses the changes in the way these battles affected ship design and the tactics of naval warfare.
A good read and if you want to know about the poem you will have to read the book !