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September’s Item of the Month: Records of Asian crewmen on British ships during the Second World War

September’s Item of the Month has just been published…and it is about a significant discovery in the National Maritime Museum archive!! Tracey interviews Dr Georgie Wemyss of East London University on the James Nourse collection (NOU/10/7) and records of Asian crew members on British Merchant vessels during the Second World War. Dr…

Enhance your nautical vocabulary at the Caird Library!

If you haven’t visited the Caird Library recently, you may not yet have spotted the addition to the staircase leading up to the Library from the Sammy Ofer Wing ground floor.  A mixture of nautical words and phrases have been painted on our walls.  Some, like “bow”, “galley” and “harpoon”…

Jack tars and Tarpaulins

Jack tars and Tarpaulins

Patronage in the Royal Navy: An Old Flame

In this our third and final post, Doctoral Student Catherine Beck continues to make discoveries in the papers of eighteenth century Admiral, John Markham…

The Illustrated War News No.2

   Uncategorized   July 18, 2015  2 Comments

Perhaps not surprisingly in view of the need to keep morale at home high, this was not a publication which aimed to expose the full horrors of war, and there are few photographs of actual combat, although some paintings were based on sketches done at the scene. Losses of warships…

July’s Item of the Month: The WW1 journal and photographs of Commander Geoffrey Middleton Randall Rayne

The WW1 journal and photographs of Commander Geoffrey Middleton Randall Rayne

Patronage in the Royal Navy: How to sever a connection

Patronage in the Royal Navy: How to sever a connection

Women and war: The ‘munitionettes’

In keeping with the theme of Women and War this month (see June’s Item of the month), Sonia has been researching the story behind the ‘Munitionettes’… The Caird Archive and Library holds a volume issued in 1916 by the Ministry of Munitions entitled Notes on the employment of women on…

June’s Item of the Month: Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS)

   Uncategorized   June 3, 2015  No Comments

June’s Item of the Month: Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS)

Caird Library Open Day- 27 June 2015!

Caird Library Open day