‘One of the bravest men who lived’ is how Henry Blogg, coxswain of the Cromer lifeboat for 38 years, was described by Viscount Templewood, President of the Cromer branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Henry Blogg joined the Cromer lifeboat in 1894 at the age of 18. At 26 he was second cox and at 33 became cox. He retired in 1947, at the age of 71. During his 53 years’ service the Cromer boats were out 387 times and saved 873 lives. No other lifeboatman has ever won as many medals as Henry Blogg.

Author Cyril Jolly, 1910-1994, gives an impressive portrait of Blogg and his deeds in this title, first published in 1958. The first edition was reprinted three times; this new edition includes extra photographs, some in colour, to further illustrate this epic story of rescue at sea.