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Eight Bells Royal Mail Lines war story, 1939-1945

By: Bushell, T A

Price: $32.50

Publisher: London, Trade and Travel Publication: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18823

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Cloth boards show some shelf wear, some soiling evident, corners a little bumped. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. ; B&W Illustrations & Maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 207 pages; Originally founded in 1839 as the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company to carry the British mail around the world, the company became the Royal Mail Lines in the 1930s. They branched out to carry other goods and people. During wartime the ships were used as a merchant marine to carry goods and troops. View more info

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A Merchant Seaman's Story

By: Revaa, Harald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Cordillera Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19052

ISBN: 189559023X

Condition: Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued


Illustrated boards show light shelf wear. ; A bright, solid book. Glossy pictorial paper covered boards ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 96 pages; Revaa, was a Norwegian by birth went to sea before he turned 15 as a messboy on a whale oil factory boat. He served with the British Navy during WWII during the Battle of the North Atlantic. "The book is a tribute to the Norwegian merchant navy which at the time of the invasion of Norway had most of its ships at sea or in foreign ports. The addition of the Norwegian ships to the Allied cause was one of the great events that... View more info