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This is the story of the small neutral trading fleet and of the exceptional courage of the mariners themselves, many of whom perished as victims of war.
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Book Description Dublin, New Island Books., 2000. Revised edition. 19.5 x 26cm. 147 pages. Original hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Ireland declared neutrality and thus became isolated as never before. However, it was imperative to continue trading overseas. A lifeline had to be formed and so the nucleus of a merchant marine was established. For the following five years a tiny fleet of vessels ventured the seas under the Tricolour, the badge of neutrality clearly emblazoned on their hulls. This is the story of that fleet and the exceptional courage of the mariners, many of whom perished as victims of a war in which they were non-participants. [From jacket notes] Chapters include: Arklow Schooner Fleet / Cross-Channel Traders / Irish Shipping Ltd. / Limerick Steamship Company / Palgrave Murphy Ltd. / Wexford Steamship Company / Later Careers of Wartime Fleet / Belligerent Action against Irish Ships / Rescues by Irish Ships / German Standing War Orders. Seller Inventory # 90994AB
Book Description New Island Books, Ireland, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION/FIRST PRINTING. Book Condition: Fine+. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine +. Not price clipped, no inscriptions and no rips or tears. Spine is tight and the book and dustcover bright, crisp and clean. This is an unread copy. This is the GENUINE article from our private collection. All books are in stock. What we describe is what you get. We DO NOT have any ex-library, book club, reprint society, or recycled books. Please contact us if you have any questions, need more photographs or have any other requests regarding our books. Postage quoted is for up to 1kg in weight. Extra postage will have to be added for heavier items. Seller Inventory # 000418
Book Description New Island Books, Ireland, 2001. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. NEW UNREAD AND UNMARKED BUT SLIGHTLY DAMAGED. BOOK IS FINE, ALMOST NEW, WITH ONE LIGHTLY BUMPED CORNER AT BOTTOM RIGHT OF SPINE AND A SMALL CREASE IN FRONT BOARD ALONG FOREDGE. DUST JACKET IS A BIT WORN AND HAS A .5 INCH TEAR AT BOTTOM RIGHT OF FRONT. DJ ALSO HAS BARCODE/PRICE STICKER. Seller Inventory # 106157