I am not a Naval expert by any stretch of the imagination, but this book could easily help me become one. There is a lot of extremely useful information contained within these pages, and not just information regarding the identification of naval photographs.
The scope of the book, considering its modest 170-odd pages, is wide and yet it seems to cover all the bases. I particularly like the way in which photographs have been overlaid with specific detail when the author is expanding on cuff stripes, shoulder straps or branch badges, and he is to be congratulated on putting together a first class guide to seafaring ancestors whether they be Merchant Navy, Royal Navy or other seafarers in general. This is going to be an extremely useful resource and there is obvious cross-over with the army with detail on Royal Marines and Royal Naval Division.
Amazon Review - Paul Nixon
… is certainly a most useful starting point for anyone setting out on this daunting task.
Read this book for an introduction to the history of servants, an overview of the world of servants and their duties, information about how to trace servant ancestors, a comprehensive account of the available sources.
Your Family History, August 2012