A Merchant Seaman’s Story


Revaa, Harald; Corinee Berkin


Revaa, Harald; Corinee Berkin. A Merchant Seaman’s Story. Vancouver: Cordillera Books, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. ISBN: 9781895590234. pp. xii, 96. Small 8vo. Pictorial boards. Replete with black-and-white photographs, portraits, illustrations, et al. No detectable flaws, contents bright, clean, and unmarked; fine. Hardcover. ”Harald Revaa, a native son of Norway and a Canadian by adoption, was born in Ramnes, Near Tonsberg in 1921. He went to sea before his fifteenth birthday as messboy aboard a whale oil factory vessel, and thus started a career which would lead to the traumatic occasin which is the central event in this book. This book is a tribute to the Norwegian merchant navy which at the time of the invasion of Norway has most of its ships at sea or in foreign ports. The addition of several hundred Norewegian ships to the Allied cause was one of the great events that contributed to final victory.” (#2575) $25.00