William H. Miller's Conquest of the Atlantic: Cunard Liners of the 1950s and PDF

By William H. Miller

Cunard, the main recognized identify in delivery, turns one hundred seventy five years outdated in 2015. Cunard all started again in 1840 with paddlewheel steamers, yet grew and advanced and created many of the biggest, quickest and most magnificent liners of their time. the ultimate 'golden age' at the Atlantic run among Europe and North the United States was once within the Fifties whilst the corporate slogan 'Getting there has been part the joys' appeared so apt. Cunard had twelve liners operating Atlantic crossings in 1958 however the comparable yr observed the advent of the quickly and effective passenger jet that instantly stole transatlantic guests. The Cunard 'cast' of the overdue Nineteen Fifties comprises such celebrated ocean liners resembling Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth in addition to others like Mauretania, Caronia, Britannic, Saxonia and small ships together with the Media and Parthia. Conquest of the Atlantic: Cunard Liners of the Fifties and Sixties is the tale of those nice ships which are all nonetheless remembered with a lot fondness and of the existence onboard them. Cunard might face livid festival with jet airplane and through 1969 be diminished to at least one Atlantic liner, the mythical and iconic Queen Elizabeth 2.

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