‘It may seem strange that a cause launched with so much enthusiasm, and supported by such influential men, a cause appealing so strongly to the feelings of our countrymen, should have languished and almost died. But the nation was going through a time of deep distress and agitation, and many people thought the State itself was on the verge of shipwreck.’
How little things change! Hopefully, this time we’ll keep the lifeboats in service.
Here’s the second serving of The Life-boat and its Work, the history of the lifeboat of 1911 I started putting up a few days ago.
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