The Birkenhead Drill

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The Birkenhead Drill, by Douglas Phillips

Learn about the Birkenhead through this stirring collection of survivor accounts.

From Wikipedia:  “Women and children first”, known to a lesser extent as the Birkenhead Drill, is a code of conduct dating from 1852, whereby the lives of women and children were to be saved first in a life-threatening situation, typically abandoning ship, when survival resources such as lifeboats were limited.

Paperback, 83 pages.


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