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Admirals Of The British Navy

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A Matomaton military history reference book.

Contemporary biographical details and portraits of twenty-four Admirals of the British Navy produced during the First World War by Francis Dodd.

This PDF contains the full text of both volumes of Dodd's collection, Admirals Of The British Navy, including twenty-four high resolution images.


The PDF contains:

-- Three pages for the cover, legalese and a short biography of Francis Dodd and then the table of contents (with active links to each section of the text).

-- Twenty-four sections, each detailing the military career of a British Admiral as of 1917.

-- Each section includes a cleaned and corrected, high resolution scan of the original portrait by Francis Dodd.

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A collected PDF of both volumes of Generals Of The British Army.

About Francis Dodd

Francis Edgar Dodd R.A. was a noted watercolourist and portrait painter of the early-1900s who served on the Western Front. During his time working for the War Propaganda Bureau he produced a number of portraits of eminent British military men. These were gathered into four volumes, two each of Generals Of The British Army and Admirals Of The British Navy.

About Matomaton

I've long been fascinated by military history and over the years have gathered a collection of reference books and images like those included in this PDF. Now I've been encouraged to make them available to other wargamers and roleplayers for reference and to add period detail to related games.


These PDF files may not be resold or redistributed. If you are interested in using copies of the individual images for use in commercial projects, please contact me via my website.

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File Last Updated:
October 07, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on October 07, 2016.