Anxieties about foreign invasion were taken so seriously in colonial Sydney that glancing round the Harbour one still sees many reminders of obsolete measures. Its just as well no real enemy put Sydneys big guns and forts to the test. The book quotes many scathing appraisals of their uselessness by contemporary experts. But costly and spectacular ......
The story of John Devoy's 1876 Catalpa rescue is a tale of heroism, creativity, and the triumph of independent spirit in pursuit of freedom. This work tells the story from John Devoy's own records and from the ship's logbooks. It includes an introduction by Terry Golway and the personal diaries, letters, and reports from John Devoy and his men.
Following one of the most inspiring and fascinating stories linked to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, this book centres on the life and achievements of John Harrison - designer and builder of the first accurate marine timekeepers.
Liverpool Docks: A Short History, traces the birth, growth, strategic importance of the port both in times of peace and war. The book gives a complete timeline from the very earliest days right up to the present-a time when both a new and even larger container dock is being built together with the development of the new cruise liner terminal.
Explores the role of naval power and maritime trade in creating the modern international system. This book is both a history of maritime strategy, sea power, and seaborne commerce from the nineteenth century to the present day and an examination of current strategic issues.