TALK - The Merchant Navy During WW2 - The Tall Ship
The Tall Ship at Riverside, 150 Pointhouse Place, G3 8RS
During World War II the Merchant Navy kept the United Kingdom supplied with foodstuff and carried war material to the allied forces in a variety of locations. They were a civilian non-combatant force that provided vital support for the war effort. The merchant seamen who carried out their duties, often under withering enemy attacks, suffered disproportionate casualties compared to the armed forces. Even so, they received little recognition for the pivotal role they played.
That is, until 2000, when The Merchant Navy Association’s hard work was finally rewarded with the introduction of an annual Merchant Navy Day on September 3rd. This day celebrates not only their contribution during both World Wars but also their ongoing importance to the United Kingdom. This short presentation tells a little of their story with a focus on the hardships faced by Britain’s Merchant Navy during World War II.
Thur 19th, 2pm; 45 mins
Accessibility: Fully Accessible
Facilities: Seating, Toilet, Wheelchair Accessible Toilet, Refreshments, Staff have undergone Accessible Tourism Training
Nearest Train/Subway: Partick