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Author Name:    HURD, Archibald

Title:   Merchant Fleet at War

Publisher:    Cassell, London, 1920, 

Seller ID:   75857

HURD, Archibald. A Merchant Fleet at War . London: Cassell, 1920. Pp. [i]-xxiii,(1),1-139,(1), frontis., + 12 p. of colour plates and 50 p. of black and white plates. Copiously illustrated. Map endpapers. Large 8vo, decoratedred cloth with gilt decoration and lettering to front and spine. A highly informative account of the oft-forgotten contributions of the vessels of the British merchant marine during the First World War, with heavy emphasis paid to those ships from the Cunard Line. Includes several Nova Scotian references. "The story of the contribution which British seamen have made to the happiness and well being of the world can never be half told, and these pages form merely a footnote to one of the most glorious epics in human annals." - from the preface. Contents: 1. Mobilisation; 2. Combatant Cunarders;3. Carrying On; 4. The Ordeal of the Lusitania; 5. The Toll of the Submari ners; 6. Shore Work for the Services. Inner hinges cracked, minor fraying to head of spine and lower corners, circular white stain to rear board, sparse pencilling and marginal foxing, else vg. 150.00


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