Book Review-‘Fisherman, the Fishing Industry and the Great War at Sea’ by R. Robinson

By Innes McCartney, published December 2020


In this ambitious new history of the British fishing industry during the First World War and its aftermath, Robb Robinson has produced an all-encompassing single volume addressing the myriad of roles to which it was employed during the conflict. As the author is keen to point out, the 39,000 fishermen and 3,000 fishing vessels which served Britain during the conflict quite often seemed to receive tertiary, if any attention in the contemporary discussions, publications and recent national exhibitions surrounding the centenary of the First World War…

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Filed under: WW1
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

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