Beside the Seaside
A Trawler in Wartime (Hoisting the Sail)
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
25 x 17 cms (9.83 x 6.68 ins)
At Sea with the War-Time Trawlermen, Picture Post, pp.5-10, Vol. 14, no.12 cover story, 21st March 1942.
Bert Hardy: My Life. (Gordon Fraser, 1985) p. 48-49.
This photograph is from a series Hardy shot for the Picture Post article 'A Trawler in War-Time', for the issue of March 21, 1942 Vol. 14 No. 12.
The story covered trawlers fishing in the North Sea. Evidently the day Hardy and his team boarded the ship, the conditions were particularly brutal.
Recounting the adventure in Bert Hardy: My Life. (Gordon Fraser, 1985) Hardy writes:
'The boat did everything but turn over. We slept at night in cupboards around the walls of the tiny little cabin, listening to the rats scuttling along the bulkheads above us.'
The story of this voyage is recounted in Bert Hardy: My Life. (Gordon Fraser, 1985) p. 48-49.