Wartime Windjammers is a monograph exploring the important – yet little-known – role played by the last sailing ships during World War II.
Although already the author of two books and numerous articles on the subject of the last fifty years of the sailing ship era, it occurred to me that a significant narrative was waiting to be singled out and told …
As World War II was raging and hundreds of thousands of tons of shipping were being sunk, there were twenty-seven large sailing ships quietly contributing to the movement of precious cargo around the world, four of which became victims of enemy action.
Wartime Windjammers shines a light on this little-known aspect of the war, and brings together the story of the ships, their crews and their wartime voyages.
Format: Soft cover
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches (229 x 152mm)
Illustrations: 10 colour paintings, 4 b&w photos