By Stephen Courtney
In the past century, the Royal army and its aid companies at Portsmouth dockyard have skilled a velocity of swap no longer noticeable because the 15th century. This publication examines the effect of that adjust at the ships, constructions and body of workers of the naval base. The dockyard has advanced constantly as a aid provider, reinventing itself based on altering social, monetary and political conditions. The authors examine the dockyards position in occasions of clash, from the 1st international struggle to the 1991 Gulf warfare, and think about the results of privitisation and cutbacks. Portsmouth is now able to meet the demanding situations of the twenty-first century whilst it will likely be the Royal Navys finest base. Richly illustrated with images from the Royal Naval Museum and old Dockyard collections and specific, newly-commissioned pictures, domestic of the Fleet will attract somebody who's drawn to Britains naval historical past.
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