All Hands: The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy, 1939 to the Present Day (Brian Lavery) soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Conway, 2012, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Glossary; Cartoons;
From the cover: In 1939 the Royal Navy was still the largest in the world and the most prestigious of the British armed services. Manning the ships and bases of the navy were more than 118,000 men, the vast majority seamen of the lower deck. This is their story, from the Second World War when the navy reached a record level of 790,000 men via conscription and National Service to the present day.
All Hands examines how the seaman adapted to enormous technical, social and operational changes. Proud of his long traditions, the seaman has had to adapt to a very different global and national situation. The Falklands War of 1982 provided the…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Orange titling to the Spine. 328 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
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