By Richard Woodman
This name tells the epic tale of Britain's service provider transport, sporting unique items from all quarters of the area. At one time, British ships carried half the world's exchange. It unearths how global wars approximately destroyed our service provider delivery, yet convoys battled directly to keep Britain from ravenous to dying. We see what lifestyles was once like at sea for service provider seamen and get a first-hand glimpse of them at work.
TOC: I: what's the service provider military? /II: Britain principles the Waves /III: Britain's existence traces /IV: existence at Sea /V: New demanding situations /Suggested analyzing /Places to go to /Index
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