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Czechoslovak shipping in the inter-war period: The maritime transport operations of the Bata Shoe Company, 1932-1935

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dc.title Czechoslovak shipping in the inter-war period: The maritime transport operations of the Bata Shoe Company, 1932-1935 en
dc.contributor.author Herman, Jan
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Maritime History
dc.identifier.issn 0843-8714 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2015
utb.relation.volume 27
utb.relation.issue 1
dc.citation.spage 79
dc.citation.epage 103
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications Ltd.
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0843871414566579
dc.relation.uri http://ijh.sagepub.com/content/27/1/79
dc.subject Bata Company en
dc.subject Bata Shoe Company en
dc.subject Czechoslovakia en
dc.subject maritime commerce en
dc.subject merchant ships en
dc.subject naval vessels en
dc.subject sea transport en
dc.description.abstract This article documents the Bata Shoe Company's maritime transport operations between 1932 and 1935, a period in which the Bata Company was engaged in 35 fields of industry, trade and services other than shoe production. The opening section focuses on the contracts that guaranteed the newly formed Czechoslovakia the right to engage in sea transport, followed by a brief description of maritime transportation developments. The core of the article deals with the efforts of the Bata Company to operate two former naval vessels to ship its raw materials. The larger vessel, Morava, was intended to deliver goods from Europe to Southeast Asia. On the return leg, she was to haul raw material for footwear manufacturing, mainly rubber and leather. However, Morava only made one trip to Asia, and then transported goods among European ports before being sold just one year later. The smaller vessel, Little Evy, was purchased to transport freight on the Hamburg-Gdynia-Hamburg route. She did so for a year and a half before being sold after a collision, bringing to an end the new nation's most important maritime transport endeavour of the 1930s. It would be two decades after the Second World War before another naval vessel flew the Czechoslovak flag. © The Author(s) 2015. en
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1004237
utb.identifier.rivid RIV/70883521:28700/15:43873046!RIV16-MSM-28700___
utb.identifier.obdid 43873466
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-84925337779
utb.identifier.wok 000355827000006
utb.source j-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-06T06:58:40Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-06T06:58:40Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Herman, Jan
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