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Mr. John Scott Hughes: Towards Safety at Sea


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The loss of the Titanic in 1912 was a terrible reminder that, despite the march of invention, twentieth-century man was still far from being exempt from those perils of the sea that have taken so heavy a toll of human life ever since men first ventured on the face of the waters in hide coracles or dug-out canoes. Mr. Scott-Hughes will tell of some of the great steps forward that have been made in the last few years-the destruction of drifting icebergs, improvements in ship's lifeboats and rocket-line apparatus, and, of course, the supreme boon of wireless, with its latest development, the -' radio lighthouse.'


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Mr. John Scott Hughes: Towards Safety at Sea

2LO London, 19 April 1927 19.25

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