At one time British ships carried half of the world's trade, transporting all manner of goods from and to all four corners of the world. Two World Wars nearly destroyed that mighty system, yet through them both determined, brave and tenacious convoys battled through to save Britain from starvation. This book relates this entire colourful history, but also looks in detail at the day-to-day existences of the seamen involved and at their experiences as part of Britain's merchant navy.
Author: Richard Woodman
Title: The Merchant Navy
First Published by: Shire Publications
Date: 6 Mar 2013