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Diesels Afloat and Essential Boat Electrics, by Pat Manley, Oliver Ballam and Callum Smedley
Aimed at amateur and small craft enthusiasts, these two textbooks – Essential Boat Electrics and Diesels Afloat – follow on from Pat Manley’s bestselling earlier book Simple Boat Maintenance and publisher Fernhurst Books’s Boat Maintenance Guides.
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Merchant Navy war history draws on author's first-hand experienceRunning the Gauntlet, by Bernard Edwards
Captain Bernard Edwards draws on his 40 years in the Merchant Navy – and his skill as an experienced maritime author – to tell the story of the blockade-running cargo liners of the Second World War.
Cracked by the convoysSailor's Heart, by Martin Campbell
Set in the dark days of 1942, Martin Campbell's historical novel is about the lives of three seafarers fighting for their country in the Arctic Convoys. Cracking under the intense pressure, they are sent for experimental treatment at Kielder so that they can be returned to battle.
Merchant Navy voices heard in valuable new Falklands historyGlimpses of the Falklands War, edited by Andy Cockeram and Jerry Cockeram
In early 2022, the Nautilus Telegraph published an appeal by the British Modern Military History Society for Merchant Navy veterans of the Falklands conflict to share their experiences for a new book. The result is Glimpses of the Falklands War.
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