Villiers, Alan - THE WAR WITH CAPE HORN
Villiers, Alan. THE WAR WITH CAPE HORN. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1971 1st UK ed. 338 pp. Six maps, 74 ills. Readers glean a vivid picture of life on board great square riggers trying the toughest trade route, westwards round the Horn in winter. Enhanced by many historic photos, well into the 20th century. Stormy traditions and skills prevailed among sailors, bravery beyond commerce. DJ, VG+.