I Captained the Big Ships. 1st UK, in dj

By: THELWELL, Robert G. JACKSON, Robert

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THELWELL, Commodore Robert G. I Captained the Big Ships. As told to Robert Jackson. L.: Arthur Barker Limited, (1961). Pp (4),5-256, portrait frontispiece + 6 pp of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. "He joined the Cunard Company as third officer soon after the first war and has remained with that company ever since, sailing in the Aquitania, the old Mauretania and the Berengaria; the ill-fated Lancastria, the Franconia and the new Mauretania, and, since 1951, as captain, of the Caronia, the Queen Mary, and the Queen Elizabeth. Commodore Thelwell is a first-rate raconteur, and his book abounds with anecdotes about life on the great passenger ships. He discusses the passengers,both famous (Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Windsor, Churchill, Eden, Mountb atten, Molotov and many others) and infamous - crime and smuggling, fires at sea, storms and accidents, suicides and burials, stowaways and all the problems of social life and administration that colour the routine of life atsea." - from the dj. Vg in vg djj. 40.00

Title: I Captained the Big Ships. 1st UK, in dj

Author Name: THELWELL, Robert G. JACKSON, Robert

Categories: 68,

Publisher: Arthur Barker, London, 1961,:

Seller ID: 75868

Keywords: NAUTICAL UNITED KINGDOM LINERS BRITISH PASSENGER SHIPS CUNARD CAPTAINS BIOGRAPHY,