In 1914 Great Britain had the largest and most powerful navy the world had ever seen a well-known fact, but what of the everyday experience of those who served in her? This fully illustrated book looks at the British sailor s life during the First World War, from the Falkland Islands to the East African coast to the North Sea. Meals in the stokers mess and the admiral s cabin; the claustrophobic terrors of the engine room or submarine; the long separations from loved ones that were the shared experience of all ranks; the perils faced by Royal Naval Air Service pilots in the air; the possessions treasured by sailors while at sea drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished materials from the National Maritime Museum archives, this is an authoritative and vivid account of lives lived in quite extraordinary circumstances."
The British Sailor of the First World War
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC