Under the Red Ensign: British Passenger Liners of the 50s & 60s

Under the Red Ensign: British Passenger Liners of the 50s & 60s

by William H. Miller
     
 

It was the Golden Age of British passenger shipping, when new liners were still being constructed and the finest liners afloat, the Cunard Queens, were at their peak. The airplane had yet to overtake the ocean liner as the "only way to travel" and wouldn’t do so until the early 1960s. What the liner lost in speed, it certainly made up for in luxury.

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Overview

It was the Golden Age of British passenger shipping, when new liners were still being constructed and the finest liners afloat, the Cunard Queens, were at their peak. The airplane had yet to overtake the ocean liner as the "only way to travel" and wouldn’t do so until the early 1960s. What the liner lost in speed, it certainly made up for in luxury. British liners still ruled the waves, setting sail almost daily to the United States and Canada and weekly to Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. They carried the mail and emigrants to the countries of the Commonwealth and to the US and South America. This a visual feast of the best of British passenger shipping from an era when Britain still ruled the waves.

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"Handsomely illustrated with evocative photographs."  —Wall Street Journal

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Handsomely illustrated with evocative photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752446196
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

William H. Miller is the author of more than 200 books on passenger liners, including Green Passenger Liners and SS Canberra.

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