Admirals of the British Navy

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  • Categoria libro:

    Biografie, Saggistica

  • Anno:

    2014

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    2,9 MB

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  • Lingua:

    eng

  • Isbn:

    9786050308549

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IF the English are singularly incurious about their Navy, that attitude must not be thought to imply neglect. On the contrary, it is a blend of admiration, respect, and, above all, confidence, induced very largely by the Navy itself. For so long has the Navy minded its own silent business that we—otherwise so inquisitive a people—have come to look upon it as beyond examination and (normally too eager to cut open the drum and explore its resources) trustfully to leave it to its own devices, conscious that those devices are wholly in our own interests. As Matthew Arnold said in his sonnet to Shakespeare: Others abide our question, thou art free—

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