By Douglas Reeman
Shuttle via Britain's army heritage with a proud seafaring kinfolk, the Blackwoods, and the carrier culture during which they make their careers—the Royal Marines. Captain Philip Blackwood of the Royal Marines rejoins his send, the H.M.S. Audacious, in the summertime of 1850. despatched out to Africa to dispose of the final strongholds of slavery, then directly to the Crimean warfare.
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Extra resources for Badge of Glory (The Royal Marines Saga)
Colour-Sergeant M’Crystal loomed from the shadows. He was fully turned-out in uniform and equipment, ready for anything. The old sweat. “I want thirty men, Colour-Sergeant. ” He forced a smile. “Not all the experienced men. ” M’Crystal cleared his throat noisily. ” He bellowed, “Corporal Bly! First sections as ordered! ” As was often the case, Blackwood wanted to praise M’Crystal for his resourcefulness. A plan for everything. A man for each task. But he knew M’Crystal would be embarrassed, even hurt, to think his efficiency could not be taken for granted.
He spat out each word. “I love the Navy. I really do. ” A petty officer hurried towards him and he thrust himself away from the side. ” Blackwood smiled. ” He turned and stared again at the raked mast. Lithe, modern power; no wonder a young officer could dream of serving and maybe commanding such a vessel. ” But when he twisted round Lieutenant Ashley-Chute had vanished. The first lieutenant strolled across to join him. ” He removed his hat and wiped the inside rim with his handkerchief. ” But Netten, the first lieutenant, was wrong.
There’s been an uprising north of Freetown. Mdlaka, a local king I had hoped to meet, may have been butchered with many of his warriors. It could create a very dangerous situation to the trade missions, to the stability of the whole coast area—” He paused as the door was flung open and Ashley-Chute, dressed in a full-length robe of plum-coloured silk, strode into the cabin, both hands crammed with papers which he slammed down on to Ackworthy’s table. ” He seemed to realize the presence of the others for the first time.
Badge of Glory (The Royal Marines Saga) by Douglas Reeman