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practice in launching the lifeboats and taking off the passengers and crew of a ship
Historical Examples

Loss of the Steamship ‘Titanic’ British Government
Loss of the Steamship ‘Titanic’ British Government
The Bonadventure Edmund Blunden
Company B, 307th Infantry Julius Klausner
A Jewish Chaplain in France Lee J. Levinger
Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone
A Lively Bit of the Front Percy F. Westerman
Trenching at Gallipoli John Gallishaw
Five Months on a German Raider Frederic George Trayes


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