1st.ed., 1942. 110 pp. D.j., 19 x 13cm. D.j. with tears upper edge and small loss, o/w V.G. uncommon in dust jacket. A wartime book written by a merchant seaman who claims that his characters are fictitious, but internal evidence reveals that it is largely autobiographical. The author paints a vivid picture of life in the Merchant Navy during the war. He reveals the character of the seamen themselves ' their toughness, humanity, humour, tragedy and heroism. CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT OF LIFE IN THE MERCHANT NAVY DURING WWII.