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- DescriptionDuring the Second World War, the Merchant Navy suffered a higher percentage loss than any of the British armed forces, but despite this extraordinary fact few people today are aware of it. In total, 33,000 merchant seamen died, while others were severely injured both physically and mentally. This book is an important volume attempting to dispel the igrance, and for the first time brings together a wealth of information concerning ship losses, including such details as ships' names, their captains, the route they were lost on, date and positions when lost, loss of life, and many other particulars. A former wartime Merchant Navy man himself, Malcolm presents a compendium of shipping company losses that is staggering in scale. This work will be of great value to shipping enthusiasts and anyone interested in the war at sea.
- Author BiographyIan M. Malcolm served from 1943-51 as a radio officer and purser for Alfred Holt & Co. as part of the Merchant Navy, a young seaman in wartime waters. After returning from the sea he eventually settled upon a career in teaching until his retirement. He is the author of books and articles on nautical subjects including for the former Nautical Magazine of Glasgow and for Sea Breezes. Also, he is a member of the Merchant Navy Association.
- Author(s)Ian M. Malcolm
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/07/2013
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe History Press Ltd
- Content Note20 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white plates
- Weight454 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine20 mm
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