Sailors 'splicing the mainbrace', 1933.

Woodbine, George

Sailors 'splicing the mainbrace', 1933.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Description

A photograph of trainee recruits at Portsmouth naval barracks receiving their issue of rum, taken by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 5 March, 1933. The tradition of sailors receiving a daily ration of rum, or grog, goes back to the mid eighteenth century. The last official rum issue for the Royal Navy took place in July, 1970. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.

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10431945

© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library

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