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    Wood That Went To War

    Impervious to the cannon-balls of opposing ships, the frigate USS Constitution earned the nickname “Old Ironsides.” Here’s a rundown of the wood that [...]
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    Master and Commander Radio Play

    *SPOILERS* The gripping first installment of our beloved series, dramatised by Roger Danes. First broadcast on May 11, 1995, this BBC 4 radio performance features Michael [...]
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    Marvellous Objects Here!

    This piece by Peter Warwick of The 1805 Club describes his discovery of one of the most extraordinary artifacts of naval history recently found: the only known Napoleonic era [...]
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    Desolation Island Radio Play

    *SPOILERS* Jack Aubrey sets sail for Australia in his new command, HMS Leopard. His mission – to transport a group of convicts to Botany Bay, including a woman, Louisa [...]

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