A History of the Czechoslovak Ocean Shipping Company, by Lenka Kratka

By Lenka Kratka

This booklet deals a complete historical past of the Czechoslovak Ocean transport corporation (C. O. S.) from its starting within the past due Nineteen Forties till the autumn of communism. Owned by way of the Czechoslovak nation, C. O. S.`s actions have been formed by means of Soviet criteria. This certain examine is based in response to the several stages of the chilly battle and highlights the political elements that decided C. O. S.`s fate.
Lenka Kratka makes a speciality of contradictory financial dimensions that C. O. S. needed to have interaction with. Being a part of the deliberate economic system of a socialist country, it additionally handled businesses within the capitalist West. one other paradoxical point of C. O. S. emerges from the stories of former Czechoslovak seamen, who skilled relative freedom whilst being aboard and strict communist regime regulate whereas at domestic with their households. Kratka`s e-book bargains interesting insights right into a ignored subject, utilizing up to now untapped assets and construction on fundamental study in oral heritage and private memory.

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