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Fleet In Being; Notes Of Two Trips With The Channel Squadron

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"Fleet In Being: Notes Of Two Trips With The Channel Squadron" by Rudyard Kipling is a beautifully descriptive account of the author's experiences traveling with the British Channel Squadron. Kipling's vivid descriptions bring to life the sights, sounds, and excitement of life at sea during this time period.

The book is a fascinating mix of travelogue, historical insight, and personal reflection. Kipling's writing is both engaging and informative, offering readers a glimpse into the daily routines and challenges faced by sailors in the late 19th century. His keen observations and attention to detail make this book a valuable resource for anyone interested in naval history.

Overall, "Fleet In Being" is a captivating read that offers a unique perspective on life aboard a naval vessel. Kipling's storytelling skills and love for the sea shine through in every page, making this book a must-read for history buffs and adventure enthusiasts alike.

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[Kipling] became involved in the debate over the British response to the rise in German naval power known as the Tirpitz Plan to build a fleet to challenge the Royal Navy, publishing a series of articles in 1898 which were collected as A Fleet in Being. And as always with Kipling there is that wonderful sardonic humor and attention to the lower orders of being.

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