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Published: 01 January 2013

245 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781927869017

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Crossing the Bar

An Oral History of the British Shipbuilding, Ship Repairing and Marine Engine-Building Industries in the Age of Decline, 1956-1990

Edited by Anthony Slaven and Hugh Murphy

Liverpool University Press

Research in Maritime History LUP

  • This book is a collection of sixty interviews with key figures in British shipbuilding, ship repair, and marine engine-building industries across the United Kingdom, plus government and civil service members in the sector from the 1960s to the 1980s
  • The aim of the project is to understand the economic, social, and political environment of the shipping industry from the perspective of those who worked in it
  • The result is a unique historical archive that offers a multitude of firsthand perspectives on the British shipping decline, open to interpretation by historians and future researchers