All Hands

    All Hands

    The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy, 1939 to the Present Day

    Brian Lavery

    Conway 2012

    Hardback 328pp Illustrated

    9781844861552   Product Code: 22772

    The Royal Navy was the largest in the world in 1939, and conscription during the Second World War increased the total of employed men to 790,000, the vast majority of whom were seamen of the 'lower deck'. Based on primary research and first-hand accounts, this book examines the lives of these sailors during a period that has seen the introduction of women, the end of hammocks and the rum ration, and ever more emphasis on technical skills.

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