The Merchant Navy by Richard Woodman
(Shire Library)

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This title tells the epic story of Britain's merchant shipping, carrying exotic goods from all quarters of the world. At one time, British ships carried half of the world's trade. It reveals how two world wars nearly destroyed our merchant shipping, but convoys battled on to save Britain from starving to death. We see what life was like at sea for merchant seamen and get a first-hand glimpse of them at work.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About Richard Woodman

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Richard Woodman is the prize-winning author of over thirty novels and several acclaimed works of maritime history. A former professional seafarer with eleven years in command, he remains a keen yachtsman.
Published April 23, 2013 by Shire. 70 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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