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Author Robinson, Robb, author

Title Fishermen, the fishing industry and the Great War at sea : a forgotten history? / Robb Robinson
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 202 pages)
Series Reseearch in maritime history ; no. 54
Research in maritime history ; no. 54
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Tables; List of Photographs; List of Figures; Introduction; 1. Fish and Naval Forces: The Edwardian Background; 2. 1914: The Early Months of the War; 3. The Trawler Reserve and Minesweeping: January 1915-December 1917; 4. Offensive Actions; 5. Fighting Overseas; 6. Fishing during the Great War; 7. 1918: Minesweeping and Anti-Submarine Operations during the Final Year; 8. The Aftermath; Epilogue: Contribution and Cost; Select Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index
Summary This book examines the scale and scope of the largely forgotten role played for the Admiralty by 3000 armed fishing vessels, 39,000 fishermen and many coastal communities during the Great War in the unrelenting struggle against mines and U-boats. It is a story largely forgotten in the recent centenary commemorations
Bibliography Includes bibliography and index
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Subject Fishers -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century
World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, British
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1786949911 (electronic bk.)
9781786949912 (electronic bk.)