The day de-railed


by the arrival of a very thoroughly-wrapped parcel.

Make a signal is a volume, of cult status, about the very public conversations held by Royal Navy vessels with shore bases and with one another in the days when signal flags and lamps ruled communication (though some R/T communications are included).

Make a signal

I abandoned the vacuum cleaner and sat in a sunny window to read the reconstructions of battles through their signals,  plus a fine selection of more eccentric messages, which convulsed ships’ companies at the time of sending, and passed into naval folklore thereafter.


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