Shetland's Whaling Tradition - from Willafjord to Enderby Land

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Until the British whaling industry passed into history in the early 1960's, whaling was often an important source of employment for Shetland men. The early chapters of "Shetland's Whaling Tradition" briefly describe Shetland's involvement in Arctic whaling and whaling around Shetland itself. The main part of the book draws extensively on the knowledge of the last Shetland Whalers, and their memories of their whaling days as young men in the South Atlantic. There are over 200 photographs, with carefully detailed explanatory captions, while the narrative is enhanced by personal recollections, explanations, maps and stories. A remarkable insight into a vanished way of life.