Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth

Start : 
14 Apr 2014 - 21:00
Type: 
TV
Location: 

BBC TWO Scotland

Eric is a contributor to BBC's four part series Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth with actor and director David Hayman.

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During the American Civil War, Glasgow shipbuilders and captains made a fortune running the supplies of war to the Confederate South and bringing out valuable cotton. To run the blockade of Union warships these paddle steamers had to be fast and their crews fearless. Glasgow provided both but Britain was neutral and these ships shouldn't have been anywhere near someone else's war.
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Eric Graham and David Hayman

Further information on the series:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01n490d


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