The Call of the Sea: Britain's Maritime Past 1900-1960 - Steve HumphriesBritish Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC], 1997, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: “ The Call of the Sea, and the television series which it accompanies, is a unique record of Britain’s maritime past told through the memories of ordinary people in whose lives the sea played a central role.
As an island, Britain has always retained strong links with the sea. The Call of the Sea evokes many of the greatest of Britain’s maritime traditions, such as the history of our Naval power, the fishing industry and the sea-rescue services.
Before the Second World War Britain was the greatest seafaring nation in the world. However, a life at sea was one of the most dangerous and uncomfortable that anyone could choose. On some occasions the appalling conditions drove crews to mutiny. Dramatic stories of shipwreck, survival and rescue are all part of maritime history. The Call of the Sea includes many incredible tales of adventure and heroism, some of the most amazing of which involve women mariners who defied convention to brave the dangers of a life at sea.
The Call of the Sea is a fascinating history of our maritime heritage, bringing the past to life and painting a vivid picture of what it was really like to live and work at sea.”