THE PRICE OF PEACE. ELDER DEMPSTER 1939-1945.

Cowden, James E.


£25.00




Liverpool, 1st.ed., 1981. 99 pp., many photo-ills. C.c., 20 x 13cm. Nr.FINE. The war record of a Liverpool shipping company, Elder Dempster, operating in the West African trade with a fine fleet of passenger and cargo ships. During the Second World War, ED lost 478 masters, officers and seamen. On the outbreak of the conflict the fleet stood at 44 vessels ; by 1945, 26 ships had been lost through enemy action or shipwreck, and in addition the Company lost a further 7 vessels managed on behalf of the British Government. The author describes the fate of these 33 ships, each with data and a photograph.


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