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The Windjammer Story


Year: 1959
Language: english
Author: Villiers A.
Genre: History
Publisher: Scholastic Book Services
Edition: 1st
Format: PDF
Quality: Scanned pages
Pages count: 66
Description: Alan John Villiers DSC; Military Order of St James(23 September 1903 – 3 March 1982) was an author, adventurer, photographer and mariner.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Villiers first went to sea at age 15 and sailed on board traditionally rigged vessels, including the full-rigged ship Joseph Conrad. He commanded square-rigged ships for films, including Moby Dick and Billy Budd. He also commanded the Mayflower II on its voyage from the United Kingdom to the United States.
Villiers wrote 44 books, and served as the Chairman (1960–70) and President (1970-74) of the Society for Nautical Research, a Trustee of the National Maritime Museum, and Governor of the Cutty Sark Preservation Society. He was awarded the British Distinguished Service Cross as a Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve during the Second World War.

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