A Brief History of Drunken British Sailors
Until July 31, 1970, bracingly strong overproof rum was a vital part of the fabric of the British Navy—rationed, used as a currency, and a veritable way of life.
Why the British Navy Needs Special Tea
The water onboard a warship makes a different kind of brew.
This British Foreign Minister Acted as an Arms Dealer to Colombia
And a Royal Navy ship was the floating sales office for an arms-trade party.
The Gibraltar Standoff Is About More Than Fishing and Cigarettes
While the chest-puffing scenes of Spanish fishing "armadas" facing off against British warships has been good fun from a media point of view, it's detracted from the real issue surrounding the tension: the Spanish government is trying to hide from the...