Untitled Document
Hello Guest
Contact Us

0 Books
Untitled Document

       Agrarian Studies
       Ancient History
       Art / Architecture / Archaeology
       Auto Biographies
       Central Asia
       Civil Society
       Cultural Studies
       Defence & Strategic Studies
       Economic History
       Environment / Ecology
       Food Science
       History Of Medicine
       History Of Science And Technology
       International Relations
       Literature / Language / Linguistics
       Maritime History
       Medieval History
       Modern History
       Narrative History
       Performing Arts
       Policy Studies
       Race Relations
       Religion & Philosophy
       Social History
       Sri Lanka



Title : Valiant Voyaging: A Short History of the British India Steam Navigation Company in the Second World War 1939-1945
Author : Hilary St. George Saunders
Edition : HardBack
ISBN : 9789390035915
Pages : 216 p
Year of Pub : 2021
Price : Rs 1,295.00
The year 1854 will always be perceived typical of the reign of private enterprise. The power of the middle class, its prophets, priests and kings was growing steadily. Steam was everywhere beginning to replace sail. This opportunity was grasped in both hands by William Macknnon, a young Scot. He along with his partner profited enough to transfer their headquarters to Calcutta and soon formed in 1854 the Burmah Steam Navigation Company. Their fleet numbered 17 and regular voyages were made from Calcutta to Singapore, Chittagong, Andamans, Madras, Karachi, Bombay, and later Persian Gulf, Britain, East Africa, Colombo, Brisbane and spread to the Far East. Many of its ships even carried English troops during the South African War and in the China Expedition. However after the opening of the Suez Canal, it faced stiff competition. By the end of its career it owned almost 500 ships and managed 150 for other liners. This book is a short history of the Company during the Second World War from 1939 to 1945.
About the Author
Hilary St. George Saunders (1898-1951) was a British author, born in Clifton near Bristol. He was a chronicler of the Second World War.


Untitled Document



Manohar Publishers & Distributors

4753/23 Ansari Road, Daryaganj,
New Delhi - 110002, India
Tel - 91-11-23284848, 23289100

About Books Others

- Manohar Publishers & Distributors
- Manohar Book Service
- Publish with Us

- Media

- Latest from Manohar
- Forthcoming Titles
- Routledge India Originals
- New Arrivals from Abroad
- Manohar Exclusives
- Reprint Titles

- Login
- New User Registration
- View Cart
- Contact Us

© 2016, Manohar Publishers & Distributors