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Potentially Interesting but often hard going
on 14 May 2014
I am reluctant to be critical of enthusiastic amateur histories, which are often (as in the present case) the only way in which light is shone on minor or neglected areas of history. I greatly admire the author's diligence in seeking out the relevant documentation about HMS Amphion, and his perseverance in filling out the entire life history of the vessel. In doing this, he has performed a valuable service to the broader field of naval history. Unfortunately, it is often a difficult read, and frequently lacking in contextual information; I read the book completely, but there were times when I felt like putting it down.