The Lifeboats Story

The Lifeboats Story

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Saving lives in Britain's coastal waters is the volunteer-led RNLI's awe-inspiring taks, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Crewing a lifeboat takes physical and mental strength - at times even heroism. In this meticulously researched, fully illustrated book, former RNLI PR Director Edward Wake-Walker tells the thrilling story of the lifeboats and thier intrepid crews from the late eighteenth century to the present day. 50p from every sale of this book goes directly to the RNLIshow more

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  • Electronic book text
  • The History Press Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • 0752485202
  • 9780752485201

About Edward Wake-Walker

Edward Wake-Walker worked for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for 28 years, the last 16 of which as Public Relations Director. He has a profound knowledge of the lifeboat service's 180-year history and has travelled widely throughout the UK and Ireland, meeting and writing about many of the most well-known lifeboat coxswains. In 1992, he published RNLI Gold Medal Rescues in collaboration with the marine artist, Tim Thompson. Leaving the RNLI at the end of 2002, he has turned his attention to writing and part-time teaching at Bournemouth University.show more