The Merchant Seamen’s War

The Merchant Seamen’s War

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An interesting and thought-provoking study of seafarers’ attitudes and behaviour during World War II.


The Merchant Seamen’s War

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Through a close study of seafarers’ attitudes and behaviour, this book provides a different view on British civilian life during World War II. It suggests that few were interested in the politics of war and that the British, far from becoming united in a ‘people’s war’, actually became more divided. As key workers in the front-line, merchant seamen suffered proportionately greater losses than any of the armed services. But officers and crews were as much at odds as they had always been - punishments of ratings, strikes and mass desertions were on a scale without peacetime parallels. An interesting and thought-provoking study that will appeal to anyone interested in the social history of the British at war.

Hardcover, 287 pgs, illustrations, bibliography, index. Very good, jacket with small tear.

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Short Description An interesting and thought-provoking study of seafarers’ attitudes and behaviour during World War II.
Weight (g) 287.0000
Author Tony Lane
Publisher Manchester University Press
Date Published 1990
ISBN 0 7190 2397 1
Size 240mm x 160mm

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