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The Lifeboats Story


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September 2007

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Tells the story of the RNLI from its beginnings during the reign of Queen Victoria, to the hi-tech rescue maritime organisation it has become in the 21st Century. This book describes how it all began; the early lifeboats - pulling and sailing; early lifeboat heroes - what it took to be a volunteer in the 19th century, and rescues and disasters.

Portrait

Edward Wake-Walker worked for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for 28 years, the last 16 of which as Public Relations Director. He has a profound knowledge of the lifeboat service's 180-year history and has travelled widely throughout the UK and Ireland, meeting and writing about many of the most well-known lifeboat coxswains. In 1992, he published RNLI Gold Medal Rescues in collaboration with the marine artist, Tim Thompson. Leaving the RNLI at the end of 2002, he has turned his attention to writing and part-time teaching at Bournemouth University. He is the author of Lost Photos of the RNLI (2004) for Sutton. He lives in Purbeck, Dorset.
EAN: 9780750948586
ISBN: 0750948582
Untertitel: colour illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: The History Press Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2007
Seitenanzahl: 128 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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