No one better illustrates the British war than a sailor of the Royal Navy.
The War of 1812 was an immense naval conflict as well as a land war. Fighting France in Europe and the United States in North America at the same time, the British needed sailors.
Without them, the ships of the Royal Navy could not escort the merchant ships that carried troops and supplies to Canada. The Royal Navy ensured the protection of the British and Canadian coasts and the commerce that supported the war effort. British sailors were key to the outcomes of both wars.