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    Havet har flera ansikten. Ofta rofyllt och välkomnande, men också våldsamt och dödsbringande. I årtusenden har havet varit en scen för liv, handel och krig och misslyckanden.I Facing the Sea får vi ta del av svenska erfarenheter av havet. Vi får läsa om smugglare från Åland, brittiska kapare som beslagtar svenska skepp och marinofficerare som kämpar för flaggans heder. Vi ser också vad en ... Read more

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