Admiral Albert Hastings Markham

Admiral Albert Hastings Markham

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The sub-title of this book drew me in, the cover hints at a story of ‘derring-do’ mixed with ‘boys own’ stories, as soon as you open the cover the sleeve notes have phrases that hint at what is to come – ‘He battled Chinese pirates during the second Opium War’, ‘canoed Manitoba’s remote Hayes River’ (I had to look that one up) and ‘best remembered for his role in the sinking of HMS Victoria’. The Foreword by Dr Rodney Atwood further expands on Markham’s place in history, and of an...

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