CONWAY. Autumn/Winter 2012-2013
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rom the Thames Jubilee Pageant to the Olympics and Paralympics, 2012 has been a truly outstanding year for London and indeed Britain. We’ve been celebrating at Conway too as we mark 40 years creating first-rate maritime, naval and more recently military, adventure and transport books. At a guess Conway will have originated perhaps 1000 dedicated specialist books in that time.
wisdom and nostalgia – and a treasury of exceptional photographs – in R H N Hardy’s A Life on the Lines. No Conway anniversary would be complete without Brian Lavery and we celebrate with All Hands, the final volume in his ‘Lower Deck’ series, as well as a timely revision of the classic Nelson’s Navy. Early 2013 will see publication of John Swinfield’s engaging Airship and the Shipwright 2013 annual, which is also celebrating its 40th birthday.
Few of these will have been much finer in scope, content and presentation than the magnificent The Great Trade Routes nor as gripping and inspirational as Rick Jolly’s Doctor For Friend & Foe. This year we also welcome acclaimed historian Hugh Bicheno who has written a vibrant, pacy narrative on the Elizabethan corsairs. The tie-in to Dan Snow’s BBC ‘Dig WW2’ series lends an intriguing perspective to the conflict as does our Imperial War Museum exhibition collaboration A Family in Wartime. Steam fans will find no end of wit,
This year Conway has published a number of titles as ebooks for the first time (denoted here by the e. symbol). Full details, and much more, can be found on the website. Whatever the format we look forward to informing, inspiring and entertaining our readers for many years to come. John Lee, Publisher – Conway
BRITAIN’S GREATEST LIVING RAILWAYMAN TELLS HIS STORY
A LIFE ON THE LINES
R. H. N. HARDY (left and below right) worked on Britain’s railways for over 40 years, from apprenticeship at Doncaster to Divisional Manager at Liverpool. He is the author of Steam in the Blood (1971), Railways in the Blood (1985), and Beeching: Champion of the Railway? (1989), as well as numerous articles.
70039 is very much a Stratford engine coming up No. 10 at Liverpool Street at 1355 on the dot. She will stop under the hotel, quiet and smokeless. 70040 is in No. 9 with the 1424 Norwich via Cambridge. 70039 had three great drivers, Bill Shelley, Geo Warren and Ernie South.
RIGHT: Fred Smith (fourth on the left and clearly in charge) and his oil squad. Fred was the chargehand selected to organise the special arrangements at Stratford to counteract hot axle boxes and bearings on 350 steam locomotives. This was one of L P Parker’s specialities and the arrangements were very satisfactory in reducing the number of over-heating bearings.
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R. H. N . HARDY
A glorious photographic record of Britain’s railways towards the end of the Age of Steam, as seen through the eyes of legendary railwayman Richard Hardy. More than 150 images taken on Richard’s Brownie box camera, and by other railway photographers, such as Dr Ian Allen and Dick Riley, are accompanied by Richard’s meticulously detailed captions and entertaining anecdotes that truly evoke the speed, heat and dust of the footplate.
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A LIFE ON THE LINES 50mm
A Railwayman’s Album R. H. N. Hardy
R . H . N. HARDY
A RAILWAYMAN’S ALBUM
A glorious photographic record of Britain’s railways towards the end of the Age of Steam, as seen through the eyes of legendary railwayman Richard Hardy. More than 150 images taken on Richard’s Brownie box camera, and by other railway photographers, such as Dr Ian Allen and Dick Riley, are accompanied by Richard’s meticulously detailed captions and entertaining anecdotes that truly evoke the speed, heat and dust of the footplate. R. H. N. HARDY worked on Britain’s railways for over 40 years, from apprenticeship at Doncaster to Divisional Manager at Liverpool. HB • 190 x 225 mm • 160 pages • £14.99 • 220 photographs
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or centuries trade has been vital to the growth and prosperity of societies.The ancient world saw the expansion of Western Asian, Mediterranean and Polynesian civilizations as transport networks for trade were established. These routes were instrumental in founding urban centres and trading ports that became ethnically and culturally diverse hubs of commerce and learning. Later, imperial expansion reached far-flung corners of the world, bringing all manner of goods to a mass populace. The Great Trade Routes examines the principal trade networks throughout history. Encompassing coastal and trans-oceanic maritime trade, inland waterway traffic, and overland trade, it traces the steps of the pioneering explorers and merchants who pushed into remote regions across the globe. The central role of trade within both the development and ruin of human civilizations emerges and concepts we assume to be relatively modern are seen to be at work in even the earliest of societies. In 2000 BC, Mesopotamia had a dedicated merchant class who drew up specialist investment contracts for trade to the far end of the Gulf, while goods such as turquoise and exotic bird feathers were traded over distances of more than 1900 kilometres in ancient Mesoamerica. In the early 15th century the Chinese admiral Zheng He sailed as far as the east African coast with a fleet of 200 ships and 27,000 men yet it was Columbus’s epochal voyage further west that truly opened up global trading networks. It was calculated in 1628 that three times as much gold and silver bullion had entered Europe from the Caribbean than had been there on his departure. Filled with fascinating historical detail, exotic locales, and a wealth of illustrations, the book analyzes the importance of trade to commercial and cultural exchange, focusing on great routes such as the Silk Road, the Grand Trunk, Via Maris, Hanseatic and Mediterranean sea-routes, tea and grain races and passages to the New World. From cargoes of semiprecious stones and metals to textiles, foodstuffs and luxury goods such as furs, silk and spices, this fascinating work examines the routes that were established to transport an astounding variety of lucrative goods, giving an expansive overview from the pre-classical period to the modern post-industrial age
Encompassing coastal, trans-oceanic, inland waterway, overland and airborne transportation networks, The Great Trade Routes examines the principal commercial connections throughout history and highlights the fascinating part played by pioneering explorers and merchants who pushed boldly into remote and forbidding regions across the globe.
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Filled with an array of historical detail (for example, almost half of the silver from Spanish America ended up in China), exotic locales and a wealth of illustrations, the book focuses on great routes such as the Silk Road, the Spice Route, the Hanseatic and Mediterranean sea routes, and the world-changing transatlantic passages to the New World. Featuring ancient cargoes of jade and lapis lazuli, nutmeg and clove from the Spice Islands, once exotic and now taken-for-granted goods such as sugar, chocolate, coffee and tea, and the epoch-defining oil and computers of modern trade, this fascinating work provides an expansive overview from the pre-classical period to our networked and globalised age. HISTORY & HERTITAGE
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•E xtra-large format with a wealth of illustrations sourced from many of the world’s leading museums and archives •F eaturing major contributions from leading authorities including David Abulafia, Malyn Newitt, Philip Parker and Antony Wild HB • 350 x 260 mm • 320 pages • £40.00 • 340 illustrations
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE-VOLUME HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF GLOBAL TRADE AND COMMERCE
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In the fourteenth century, Venice attempted to establish a galley route to Flanders, although contact with the Atlantic was intermittent at first because of interference by Genoese pirates (the Grimaldi of Monaco). More important commercially were the regular convoys or mude that headed for Alexandria, Famagusta and Beirut.Venice easily dominated the spice trade from the Levant, although there were frequent quarrels with the Mamluk rulers of Egypt and Syria seeking to levy higher taxes. Venice also maintained contact with the expanding Turkish Empire, and, along with Genoa, was awarded commercial privileges soon after Constantinople fell to the Turks in 1453. However, Turkish pressure on the lands from which Venice traditionally exported its prime articles of trade –
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By the thirteenth century, Venetian trade routes and their acquisition of territory in Crete, Cyprus and the Aegean gave them a very strong position in the eastern Mediterranean (map, above), while the Catalans were able to exercise a parallel hegemony in the western Mediterranean, in part facilitated by their occupation of Sardinia, Sicily and southern Italy.
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such as Syria and spices – stimulated a turn away from the sea in the fifteenth century, and Venice became increasingly embroiled in the complex politics of Renaissance Italy, acquiring a land empire that stretched towards its new rival Milan. Nonetheless, Venice retained vitally important overseas interests: Cyprus fell under Venetian dominion in the late fifteenth century, and was held till 1571; Crete was lost only in 1669. A late nineteenth-century painting of a Venetian carrack in the fourteenth century (below). The carrack, which was developed in about the late fourteenth century, was a Mediterranean innovation, combining the size of the earlier bucius with the superior rigging and rudders of the north European cog.
Genoa was perched on the beautiful but rough coast of Liguria that offered only one important resource: wood suitable for shipbuilding. To survive, the city’s inhabitants depended on imports of the most basic foodstuffs, notably grain from Sardinia (where they increasingly clashed with first the Pisans and then, in the fourteenth century, the Catalans), Sicily (where they entered into an advantageous trade treaty with the Norman king in 1156), and eventually from as far afield as Morocco and the Black Sea. Genoa was close enough to the major centres of Lombard industry, such as Milan, to be able to handle large quantities of Lombard cloth and metalwork, while easy access by sea to the Rhône and the French river system facilitated access to the Champagne fairs (see pages 103–104) and to the markets of Flanders.
C ru s a d e s a n d c o m m u n e s The rise of Genoa was greatly accelerated by two factors. One was its involvement, along with Pisa and Venice, in the First Crusade (1096–1099), which brought trading rights in the ports of the newly established Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Genoese merchants established a base in crusader Acre, which became one of the principal ports of the eastern Mediterranean, and a major source of eastern spices; the Genoese also took advantage of their position there to boost their trade with the world capital
An illustration from Froissart’s Chronicles depicting the joint
Franco–Genoese expedition of 1390 known as the Barbary Crusade (below). The main action of the crusade was a siege of the town of Mahdia (in modern Tunisia), which ended in a military stalemate but a commercial victory for Genoa, because the Mahdians agreed to pay tribute to Genoa for 15 years and to allow easier trading terms for its merchants.
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The Pax Mongolica and the Polos The fall of Baghdad, the capital of the ‘Abbasid caliphs in the West, in 1258 and the fall of Hangzhou, the capital of the Song Dynasty in the East, in 1276 signalled a momentous shift in history. The twin events marked a dramatic change in the political complexion of Asia and a positive development in the mercantile fortunes of the international traders who had tied their futures to the Chinggisid ruling classes from earlier in the turbulent thirteenth century. Chinggis Khan and his progeny opened markets and horizons unimaginable to all but a few select traders and enabled access to lands and vistas inconceivable a generation before.The Chinggisid Empire was the world’s first experience of true globalization.
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Encounters with the Islamic world It is often forgotten that the initial encounter between the forces of Chinggis Khan and the Islamic world was one of welcome and cooperation. Chinggis Khan’s generals had unleashed their armies in pursuit of Kuchluk the Naiman, a renegade TurcoMongol rebel who, backed by the Khwarazmshah, the ruler of the eastern Islamic empire, had usurped the throne of his hosts the Qara Khitai (around Kashgar in western Xinjiang) and instigated a regime of terror against his Muslim subjects. Welcomed as liberators, the Chinggisids quickly assimilated the lands of eastern Turkestan into their growing empire and in turn welcomed the administrative and mercantile skills of the Khitan, Uyghur and other Muslim people of the region. The Uyghurs in particular had centuries of experience of trading along the Silk Road and had commercial links in Persia and China. Their value to the Chinggisids, coupled with their organizational know-how, was immeasurable and many became central figures in the future global empire. It was the Khwarazmshah who rejected Chinggis Khan’s offer to establish trading relations and brought down the wrath of his mighty neighbour, reincarnated as the ‘punishment of God’.
Two significant dates – 1206 and 1260 – signify the beginnings of far-reaching change in the world that was effected by the Chinggisids. In 1206 a great assembly (Quriltai) of the tribes of the Eurasian steppes launched the Mongol-initiated empire that opened the trade routes between East and West, transforming a steppe power into a global empire underpinned by finance and trade rather than brutal plunder and predatory violence. In 1260 Qubilai Khan, grandson of Chinggis, proclaimed himself Great Khan (Qa’an, or Khan of Khans) of the Mongol Empire. P e r s i a n r e n a i s s a n c e In effect this meant Great Khan of the Toluid Empire, comprising Ilkhanid Iran (under his brother, Hulegu Khan) in the West, Hulegu’s arrival at the head of his vast multi-ethnic armies and of Yuan China under his own direct rule in the East. It was in the 1250s saw Iran reborn as the entity recognizable today. an empire synthesized from Song traditions, Persian, Turkic, Tabriz was soon established as his capital and the gateway to the Caucasian and Mongol culture, wedded in a framework of Islamic heartlands, the Mediterranean littoral lands, and Europe maritime and transcontinental trade. beyond. The Persian cultural, spiritual and political renaissance that accompanied the birth of the Ilkhanate (1258–1335) was reflected in the eastern side of the Toluid polity, in Qubilai Visitors cross a lake at Hangzhou, China (below). The fall of the city, the Khan’s Yuan China (1271–1369), whose political capital was capital of the Southern Song, to the Mongols in 1276, marked the union of Khanbaliq, or Dadu – later to be renamed Beijing, and whose China under a Mongol dynasty and the establishment of a vast Mongol empire, which stretched all the way to the borders of Iran and Russia in the west. cultural capital was Hangzhou. Hangzhou, or Qinsai, was Marco
Polo’s favourite city, where Bayan Noyan, Qubilai’s favourite political realities, and the financial and mercantile potential, of young general, who had a Persian wife and son, was charged the Great Khan’s vast realms. with providing a new administration for the city. Qinsai’s PhoeTraditionally scorned and shunned by respectable society, the nix Mosque, built in 1281, and the establishment of a Persian, merchant classes became the new elite under the Yuan adminMuslim cemetery on prime estate lands beside the city’s West istration, with traders now among the movers and shakers of Lake provide evidence to suggest that Persian notables, among the day. The elaborate and expensive tombstones from Hangwhom merchants predominated, were awarded positions of zhou’s Jujing cemetery spelled out their new social status and power and influence in Qinsai’s new administration. reflect the political clout of these khwajas hailing from Isfahan, Bokhara, Khorasan, Aleppo, Simnan and Najd – these were men ‘known in the cities and known to the kings of the regions of Yuan China al-‘Iraq’ and now known and honoured in a far and distant land. In order to facilitate trade and to enable the ruling Mongol It was in this world of merchants, global markets and trans- elite to derive most benefit from the global trading networks continental trade that the young Marco Polo (1254–1324) was that financed Qubilai Khan’s political ambitions, the institution able to capitalize on the introductions that his father and uncle known as the Ortaq (a partnership in which a member of the had given him. In fact it is probable that originally Rustichello da Pisa, to whom Marco Polo dictated his memoirs while in a Genoese jail, planned to publish a practical handbook for merchants intending to travel and trade in the Orient. It is also likely that Marco Polo based his own recollections on material he had submitted to Qubilai Khan detailing the social and A sixteenth-century plan of Tabriz (top) by the miniaturist Matrakci Nasuh. Marco Polo visited the city in 1270 at a time when it was becoming a major commercial hub following the destruction of Baghdad by the Mongol khan Hülegü in 1256. The men of Tauris [Tabriz], he explained ‘get their livelihood by trade and handicrafts’. Marco Polo is welcomed at the court of Qubilai Khan (right). The travels of Polo and his father and uncle encompassed much of China, Burma, Sumatra, India, Sri Lanka and Persia, and Marco’s account of their odyssey provides invaluable evidence of trading conditions in the late thirteenth century.
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of the international spice trade, Alexandria, even though that city remained firmly in Muslim hands. Denied regular access to Constantinople in the twelfth century, the Genoese built strong ties to the resurgent Byzantine Empire after 1261, and gained access to the Black Sea, previously closed to Italian merchants. From their bases in the Black Sea, notably Caffa (modern Feodosiya) in the Crimea, the Genoese brought grain, dried fruits, furs and eastern silks into the Mediterranean, and supplied Circassian slaves to the Egyptian army. Pera, a suburb of Constantinople, became the trading hub, its volume of trade far surpassing that of the Greek sectors of the city. The other development that greatly aided the take-off of Genoa was the emergence of republican self-government. As in Pisa, a ‘commune’ came into existence, controlled by patrician families drawn from the local nobility and from the most respectable trading families. During the twelfth century Genoa was riven by factional violence, and one of the city’s most remarkable achievements was its ability to continue trading
CUTTING THROUGH MYTH AND PREJUDICE, HUGH BICHENO SHINES A LIGHT ON THE MOTIVATIONS AND EXPLOITS OF A UNIQUE GROUP OF CORSAIRS WHO CAME TO DEFINE AN ERA. ELIZABETH’S SEA DOGS How the English Became the Scourge of the Seas Hugh Bicheno Elizabeth’s Sea Dogs investigates the rise and fall of a unique group of adventurers – men like Francis Drake, John Hawkins, Martin Frobisher and Walter Raleigh. Seen by the English as heroes but by the Spanish as pirates, they were expert seafarers and controversial characters. This riveting new account reveals them for what they were: extremely tough men in extremely hard times. They sailed, fought, looted and whored their way across the globe; in the process, they established a lasting British presence in the Americas, defeated the Spanish Armada, and made Queen Elizabeth I very wealthy, if seldom grateful. In his trademark engaging style Hugh Bicheno sets the Sea Dogs in historical context and reveals their extraordinary lives and exploits through diligent historical research incorporating much contemporary testimony and keen observation. Hugh Bicheno is a writer and historian with a specialist interest in politics and cutting edge conflict. His books include: Midway (2002), Crescent and Cross: The Battle of Lepanto 1571 (2003) and Razor’s Edge: the Unofficial History of the Falklands War (2006). HB • 234 x 156 mm • 400 pages • £25.00 • 50 illustrations
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‘THIS IS AN EXCELLENT BOOK. NO BRIGADE HAS EVER BEEN BETTER SERVED BY ITS SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER AND THE TEAMS THAT HE LED…’ julian thompson, oc 3 cdo bde rm
DOCTOR FOR FRIEND & FOE Britain’s Frontline Medic in the Fight for the Falklands Rick Jolly Dispatched to the Falkland Islands in April 1982 as part of the British Task Force, Rick Jolly was Senior Medical Officer of 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines. He ran the field hospital at Ajax Bay throughout the conflict, which treated nearly a thousand casualties from both sides despite severely limited resources and poor conditions. This fastpaced and gripping war diary tells his remarkable story. PB • 198 x 129 mm • 320 pages • £9.99 • 60 photographs
ALL HANDS BRIAN LAVERY’S FOLLOW-UP TO ROYAL TARS AND ABLE SEAMEN FOREGROUNDS THE WARTIME AND MODERN ROYAL NAVY
The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy Since 1939 Brian Lavery
Brian Lavery, the preeminent historian of the Royal Navy, returns with the third volume of his engaging social history of the Royal Navy’s ‘lower deck’ – the world of the seamen as distinct from the officers. He examines the world of the sailor from the outbreak of war in 1939 through 70 years of change up to his place in the modern Royal Navy. From wartime convoys, to the Falklands conflict and through the Gulf Wars and beyond, the author illuminates the inherent adaptability of the professional British sailor, as new technologies demanded increased professionalism, specialization and training. He also focuses on the changing social structure of the Navy, and the periods of expansion as the service coped with great demands made through WWII and innumerable other conflicts across the globe. HB • 234 x 156 mm • 360 pages • £25.00 • 50 illustrations
BRIAN LAVERY’S SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND TV TIE-IN ON THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK FOR THE FIRST TIME
EMPIRE OF THE SEAS The Remarkable Story of How the Navy Forged the Modern World Brian Lavery ‘Enthusiastically written, in depth yet at a good rate of knots … this is a fascinating, action-packed history.’ sunday express ‘This is an excellent book, readable yet informed and underpinned by Brian Lavery’s expertise as one of the best naval historians in Britain, if not the world.’ bbc history PB • 198 x 129 mm • 360 pages • £9.99 • 80 illustrations
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“ … THOSE THINGS TAKE YOU BACK TO A MOMENT IN TIME. THEY ALLOW YOU TO TOUCH THE PAST, EVEN THOUGH THE EVENT HAPPENED 70 YEARS AGO.” DAN SNOW
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A TIE-IN TO THE MAJOR IWM EXHIBITION ILLUSTRATES THE REALITIES OF LONDON LIFE IN A WAR ZONE
DIG WW2 Rediscovering the Great Wartime Battles Jean Hood
A FAMILY IN WARTIME How the Second World War Shaped the Lives of a Generation Maureen Waller Told through the real lives of an ordinary London family from Stockwell this book paints a vivid description of how London prepared for and responded to war, from the organisation of Civil Defence and the evacuation of thousands of children.
HB • 246 x 189 mm 224 pages • £20.00 200 photographs
In Dig WW2 Dan Snow goes on a journey through the Allied Battle for Europe, unearthing a Spitfire buried in the Donegal peat bog, joining a team diving on a tank graveyard off Malin Head, and venturing into a sealed bunker on a D-Day beach. Jean Hood delves more deeply into the stories he uncovers, and explores the themes raised by the TV series to reveal neglected, forgotten and secretive accounts of the war as well as intensely personal stories. She also explores the British eccentricity and the art of invention: Hobart’s Funnies, the Hamilton-Pickett ‘pop-up’ pillbox’ and Turner’s dummy aircraft. The result is a thoroughly engrossing book that will awaken the military archaeologist in all of us. HB • 246 x 189 mm • 272 pages • £25.00 • 250 photographs
BRADSHAW’S ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK TO LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS THE LATEST VOLUME IN THE BRADSHAW’S PUBLISHING PHENOMENON
1862 This richly detailed guide from the famous series of Bradshaw’s handbooks presents a fascinating overview of Victorian London. Published in advance of the Great International Exhibition of 1862, it includes beautiful engravings of London attractions, a historical overview, and a cornucopia of information on Hackney carriages and omnibuses, theatres, churches and banks. HB • 175 x 130 mm • 320 pages • £9.99 • 20 illustrations
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‘THERE IS NO ROYAL ROAD TO KNOWLEDGE OF THE NAVY OF NELSON’S TIME … BUT BRIAN LAVERY’S BOOK IS THE MOST NEARLY REGAL THAT I HAVE COME ACROSS IN MANY YEARS OF READING ON THE SUBJECT … YOU NAME IT, NELSON’S NAVY HAS IT.’ PATRICK O’BRIAN
AIRSHIP Revise d & Upda ted Editon
NELSON’S NAVY The Ships, Men and Organisation 1793-1815 Brian Lavery Foreword by Patrick O’Brian Since its publication in 1989, Nelson’s Navy has come to be considered the classic work on the subject, a book that is truly encyclopaedic in its scope and at the same time eminently readable. It is the first single-volume to cover in such depth this vast and complex subject, from ship design, to training and organisation, to fleet tactics and shipboard life. Now updated with the inclusion of sumptuous colour sections and new material, this remains a key source book for a new generation of naval historians and enthusiasts. HB • 295 x 248 mm • 344 pages • £40.00 • 300 illustrations Publication: December 10th 2012
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Design, Development and Disaster John Swinfield
A COMPELLING ACCOUNT OF THE SUCCESSES AND CALAMITIES THAT PLAGUED THE OCEAN LINER OF THE HEAVENS: A STORY OF EGO, COURAGE AND VAULTING AMBITION
Airship charts the history of lighter-than-air craft from the continental pioneers of the late 19th century through to European airship stations in the Great War, Germany’s pre-eminent commercial and military zeppelins, the construction of British behemoths R100 and its sister ship R101 and the calamitous losses of USS Akron in 1933 and LZ129 Hindenburg in 1937. Extensive plate sections feature previously unseen archive photography, documents, memorabilia and colour artworks. HB • 234 x 156 mm • 360 pages • £25.00 • 70 photographs Publication: February 11th 2013
THREE FANTASTIC NEW VOLUMES IN THE BESTSELLING CONWAY POCKET-BOOK SERIES
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Compiled and introduced by Martin Robson
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A fascinating selection of authentic period documents from the Air Ministry Specification of 1936 through trials, pilot and engineer notes, as well as extensive extracts from the log books and Operations Record Book of the Dambusters Raid.
Drawing on authentic training manuals and lecture notes from the Commando camps in the Scottish Highlands to post-action reports this book gives real insight into this highly specialized fighting unit.
Cherished by the public and tourists alike the Routemaster’s design was revolutionary and became iconic. This is a delightful celebration and even includes a user’s guide to the Gibson ticket machine for all aspiring ‘clippies’.
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MERCHANT KINGS 9781844861149 • HB • £16.99 272 pages • 234 x 156 mm
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Dr Martin Robson is a naval and maritime historian. He completed his BA and then his Ph.D at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He is a former Caird Senior Research Fellow at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and is the author of several Conway titles including The Battle of Trafalgar (2005), Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat (2008) and The Spitfire Pocket Manual (2010). The Contributors John Laing Robert A. Wilson FRSA Malcolm Darch Peter Goodwin MPhil. I. Eng. MIMarEST Trevor Copp Neil Howard David Howell PRSMA Ian Hunt Dave Wooley J. Pottinger David Mills
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THE EDITORS John Bowen C Eng MRINA was Deputy Editor of Conway’s quarterly journal Model Shipwright at its launch in 1972, and was the Editor from 1974. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. John Bowen is also the author of several acclaimed titles for Conway, including Miniature Merchant Ships (1997) and More Miniature Merchant Ships (2002).
Published in full colour, the Shipwright Annual brings together a fantastic selection of articles by dedicated ship model enthusiasts and maritime historians, introducing broader topics associated with research, ship design and construction. Shipwright 2012 opens with an exclusive interview with Simon Stephens, Curator of the Ship Model and the Full Size Boat Collection at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Simon reflects on the challenges of looking after a collection of over 3,000 models, and discusses the new Collections Research Area and gallery spaces in No. 1 Smithery, Chatham Historic Dockyard, which have been created to house and showcase the ship models. This is followed by an impressive range of articles that cover static and working models, from an eighteenth-century expedition sloop to the Soviet aviation cruiser Kiev, laid down in 1970. The models featured include John Laing’s interpretive model of a pilot cutter with an intriguing ancestral link; Malcolm Darch’s meticulous construction of the 38-gun frigate Minerva, based on extensive primary research; two exquisite miniature vessels by regular contributor Robert A. Wilson; a crewed model of the expedition sloop HMS Swallow; Neil Howard’s account of a distinctive turn-of-the-century steam trawler; Ian Hunt’s majestic four-masted barque Sindia, the culmination of a fourteen-year-long build; a museum-quality build of the Soviet aviation cruiser Kiev, and a 1:64 model of the modern sail training ship Tenacious. These articles are interspersed with pieces from David Howell, President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, and Peter Goodwin, who has provided a fascinating account of the practice of firing broadsides in British men of war, based on empirical historical investigation. In addition, an exciting gallery section presents a selection of photographs from the National Maritime Museum’s ongoing digitisation programme, which showcases their outstanding range of ship models, and Dave Wooley gives a detailed report of exhibits at Intermodellbau Dortmund, Europe’s largest model show. Finally, the Annual is rounded off as usual with Book News, reviewing the year’s modelling and maritime titles.
Front cover: the 38-gun frigate Minerva by Malcolm Darch. Back cover: (top) views of his model of Soviet aviation cruiser Kiev by Dave Wooley; (bottom) HMS Swallow by Trevor Copp.
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