Posted by: Roy Martin
Only three books have made more than a passing mention of this bold,
but reserved, marine salvor; who was an asset to Britain in war and peace. Two refer to his post war cargo recovery work and the third, an earlier book by these writers, was limited in size.
Using much unpublished information, including the personal experiences of those who worked for him in war and peace, the book shows the contribution that he made to the war effort by removing thousands of shipwrecks from ports and beaches at home and abroad.
After the war Risdon Beazley went on to do equally valuable Worldwide
salvage work; much of which benefited the UK exchequer and helped in
times of national need.
In 145 pages, with 50 photographs, the book has a laminated soft cover. The writers, both former RB salvors, have produced this book as a tribute to the man and to the thousands of people who worked for him in the fifty-five years that the company existed.
Published in December 2006, priced at £14.99 plus post & packing.
(discount of £3 for those who bought the earlier book!)
Can be ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org
Roy Martin Brook House Roman Road Chilworth Southampton SO16 7HE