Shell-backs and beachcombers

  • 288 Pages
  • 2.24 MB
  • English
Skeffington , London
Sailors., Seafaring life., S
Statementby S. Bradford ; preface by Vice-Admiral Gordon Campbell.
LC ClassificationsG540 .B57
The Physical Object
Pagination288 p., [16] leaves of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6314613M
LC Control Number34040091


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Bradford. Preface By Vice-Admiral Gordon Campbell. Illustrated; Skeffington & Son, Limited. London. () This book is hard-bound in blue cloth with gilt-stamping to the spine.

The covers show some light scuffing and soiling, edge-wear and rubbing to the corners and Rating: % positive.

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Haul the gaff to windward. Bend on the old foresail, or we shall be blown clear across to Japan." So absorbed had I been in meeting with the old shell-backs, who were lined along the bar at my expense drinking Old Tom and soda that.

Sir Arthur Grimble, K.C.M.G., was born in Hong Kong inand educated at Chigwell School and Magdalene College, taking his degree he pursued postgraduate studies in France and he joined the Colonial Service in the Pacific as a Cadet and was posted to the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, where he remained in various positions until.