Britain's 20th cent.maritime decline

LONG VOYAGE HOME

True Stories from Britain's Twilight Maritime Years

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True Stories from Britain's Twilight Maritime Years

First published in Great Britain in 1993 by Simon & Schuster Ltd.

LONG VOYAGE HOME by Tim Madge uses first-hand accounts to describe the hardships of a breed of men who served in the British fleet, both merchant and naval, from 1900 to the end of the 20th. Century, who are now, all but extinct.

Book's condition and details:

A card bound book - No inscriptions - all pages pristine - binding square and tight - Condition VERY GOOD PLUS with few signs of wear.

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A very nice copy!

ISBN: 0671715895

214 pages. 157 mm. x 235 mmm. x 18 mm.

Weight unwrapped 360 grams

Weight wrapped for postage < 500 grams.

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Tim Madge delves deep into the early part of this century (20th) to discover why the sea has always been such a lure, and why such romance has grown up around it when conditions on board were truly appalling for the men, and little better for the officers. First-hand accounts vividly describe the hardships of the life of a seafarer; both in peacetime and at war, contrasting the experiences and treatment of me from 1900 to the present.

Madge charts this dramatic decline in the fortunes of the British fleet, both merchant and naval, and examines the psychological and economic implications for Britain, accustomed as she once was to ‘ruling the waves’. Long Voyage Home captures the voices of a breed of men who are now all but extinct, as technological change rips through a way of life, and sailorless ships become a reality.

LONG VOYAGE HOME by Tim Madge uses first-hand accounts to describe the hardships of a breed of men who served in the British fleet, both merchant and naval, from 1900 to the end of the 20th. Century, a period of dramatic decline, who are now, all but extinct.

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