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Conversation in Valetta

Conversation in Valetta IT was one of the minor distractions of participants in the late great war in Europe to observe the fantastic evolutions of marine nomenclature. As an immediate example it was my own destiny to sail, first, in a ship named after a West African village, transferring a little later to one called after a Costa Rica river. A year or two later an elderly vessel, City of Oxford, became my home, only to be exchanged, at the armistice, for a fuel ship immortalising an ancient city of Asia Minor. And the return journey from Anatolia was achieved in a trim modern sloopofwar bearing the attractive but unsuitable soubriquet of Delphinium. We were lucky. Some of our brothersinarms were serving or travelling on ships whose names they could barely pronounce. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

Conversation in Valetta

Library Review , Volume 2 (3): 5 – Mar 1, 1929

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0024-2535
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10.1108/eb011893
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Abstract

IT was one of the minor distractions of participants in the late great war in Europe to observe the fantastic evolutions of marine nomenclature. As an immediate example it was my own destiny to sail, first, in a ship named after a West African village, transferring a little later to one called after a Costa Rica river. A year or two later an elderly vessel, City of Oxford, became my home, only to be exchanged, at the armistice, for a fuel ship immortalising an ancient city of Asia Minor. And the return journey from Anatolia was achieved in a trim modern sloopofwar bearing the attractive but unsuitable soubriquet of Delphinium. We were lucky. Some of our brothersinarms were serving or travelling on ships whose names they could barely pronounce.

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Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1929

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