Author Richard Woodman’s latest book The Merchant Navy is now available for pre-order in paperback. It will be released in the UK on 10 April 2013 and in the US on 23 April 2013.
At one time British ships carried half of the world’s trade, transporting all manner of goods from and to all four corners of the world. Two World Wars nearly destroyed that mighty system, yet through them both determined, brave and tenacious convoys battled through to save Britain from starvation. This book relates this entire colourful history, but also looks in detail at the day-to-day existences of the seamen involved and at their experiences as part of Britain’s merchant navy.