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Riders of the storm : the story of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Author: Ian Cameron
Publisher: London : Orion, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of the RNLI - Britain's lifeboat service - and how it has saved more than 150,000 lives from stricken ships and the sea around Britain's coasts.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Cameron
ISBN: 9780752883441 0752883445
OCLC Number: 299704096
Notes: Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002.
Description: 264 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
'Beyond all human aid' --
The founding of the Shipwreck Institution --
The age of oars --
The age of sail --
Steam boats and motor sailers --
The World Wars --
From petrol to diesel --
'Bring 'em back alive!' --
'It is not walls that make a city, but those who man them' --
The RNLI today --
The RNLI tomorrow --
Endnotes --
Key events in the history of the RNLI --
The Beaufort Scale --
Annual receipts --
Members of the International Lifeboat Federation --
Lives saved by RNLI lifeboats: cumulative annual total --
The Lifeboat Enthusiasts' Society.
Responsibility: Ian Cameron.

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