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Outward Bound: Blue Funnel Line (British - post ww11) (Merchant Navy Series Book 1) by [Malcolm, Ian M]
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Outward Bound: Blue Funnel Line (British - post ww11) (Merchant Navy Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

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In the spring of 1946, the author has just turned 21 when he is promoted to 1st Radio Officer/Purser of the Liberty Ship Samnesse which, after a short voyage to the Continent, sets out for Greece. The crew are predominantly young, and as the War is not long over, there is a happy feeling on board. After Piraeus, the ship goes tramping, first carrying South African Army vehicles from Genoa to Durban and then up and down the coast of East Africa loading and discharging coal at various ports between Durban and Port Said.

The author describes his experiences, such as his day at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, the Durban July Handicap, collecting marine specimens at Djibouti, Christmas in Tanga and seeing Field Marshal Kesselring in Venice.

Review by BPJohn on Amazon US “A great read, just like the detail and way the book flows... I have a few of Ian's books all good.”

The author’s post war Merchant Navy Series in chronological order:
Outward Bound
Back To Sea
Via Suez
Last Voyage and Beyond

All four books include historical photographs.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Moira Brown (16 December 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #364,361 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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