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Blue Star Line at War 1939-1945. Taffrail (Captain Taprell Dorling). 1973 1st edition. W Foulsham, London


Blue Star Line lost 29 of its 38 Merchant Navy vessels during WWII
Stories of some ships are told in more detail than others as much information was lost during the war. All stories are of courage and bravery and there are many names throughout


List of names of:
Sea faring personnel lost at sea through enemy action, with occupations
Honours
Ships lost, with dates, locations
Ships that survived the war
Plus many more names in the text

A folding map shows the locations of lost ships, w/dates, and of vessels attacked and heavily damaged w/ dates and details
Photos incl: portraits; The MV Melbourne arriving at Malta


159+ pp; b/w photos; maps incl folding; index; appendices; hard covers; gilt lettering; very good condition; dated gift inscription ffep; blank edge of folding map chipped; the age spot here and there; closed page edges v/sl browned; v/small bumps to cover corners
No dust jacket

Quite hard to find


Text Copyright 2016
Collectible Books, Napier




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