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    Nicholas Leach(Author)

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The history of the lifeboat service in Scotland is one of outstanding bravery and tragedy. Bravery, exemplified in the Gold medal-winning rescues by the Peterhead lifeboat in 1942 and Lerwick lifeboat in 1997. And tragedy, when lifeboat men gave their lives at Arbroath, Fraserburgh, Longhope and elsewhere to help others in distress. Scotland's lifeboat men and women have displayed courage, dedication to duty and a willingness to help seafarers since the early years of the nineteenth century. This comprehensive new book looks in detail at the work of the lifeboat stations in Scotland past and present. The RNLI currently operates forty-seven stations in Scotland and this volume contains details of every one, with information about their history, rescues and current lifeboats. Author Nicholas Leach has amassed a wealth of information about Scotland's lifeboats and lifeboat stations, past and present, visiting every one of the country's lifeboat stations to provide a complete and up-to-date record of life-saving in the seas off the rugged and beautiful, but often treacherous, Scottish coast.

Nicholas Leach is editor of the international shipping magazine Ships Monthly and an acknowledged expert on lifeboats and the author of many books and articles on the lifeboat service in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He has written extensively about the subject, including a number of books for Amberley. He has visited every RNLI lifeboat station and his photographs have appeared in a wide range of magazines, books and other publications. He is Editor of the international shipping magazine Ships Monthly, and read History and Politics at the University of Manchester. He lives in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and travels extensively in pursuit of the latest lifeboats.

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  • PDF | 192 pages
  • Nicholas Leach(Author)
  • Amberley Publishing (15 Oct. 2013)
  • English
  • 3
  • History

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  • By D. Russell on 28 January 2016

    Fantastic book with many historical photographs. One for RNLI supporters or indeed anyone interested in the sea.

  • By linda on 3 July 2014

    Great husband loves it :-)


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