ALL AT SEA IN THE 1960S
The Memoires of a Young Man Who Wanted to See the World and Get Paid For it
by Philip Braithwaite
The author of this wonderful, wellwritten book was born in Warrington in 1944. He served an electrical engineering apprenticeship with the world-renowned Metropolitan Vickers Co Ltd in Trafford Park. He then served four years in the British Merchant Navy, as an Electrical Engineering Officer, travelling mainly to Africa, Australia, the Far East and China. This book acts as a capsule in time and both literally and pictorially, it draws the reader into the reality of how it was for our maritime engineers. It shines a spotlight on their daily life with its ups and downs and trials and tribulations. Through the aspirations of the shipping companies and the new technologies, these memoirs will take the reader to the magic of the Orient, the hazards of the seas, the elations and thrill of adventure and the unknown. Highly recommended.
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