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Reminiscences of Arthur Douglas Addams about his life

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Date(s): late 20th century

Creator(s): Addams, Arthur Douglas

Scope & Content: Tracks 1 and 2: Arthur talks about dry dock in Birkenhead with the 'Naticiana' [?]; describes the ship, long voyage, ports of call and his duties; trip to London for Prattley's wedding; visit to his Pendlebury cousins in Port Sunlight; trip to Shanghai (mentions Communists entering Shanghai in civil war); promotion to Chief Steward; anecdotes about acting as ship's doctor including amputating someone's finger; describes having nasal surgery in Sydney, Australia and nurse Muriel Gilmore-Smith; anecdote about Jimmy Gill; his return home on leave in 1947 after 18 months on-board; joining the Shell tanker the 'Tuolumne Meadows' at Falmouth.

Administration / Biographical History: Arthur Douglas Addams (1920-2011) was born on 22 February 1920 in Douglas.

Language: eng

Extent: 1 hr. 35 min. 10 sec.

Item name: cassette tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0110/10

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