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Under the Red Ensign


British Passenger Liners of the 50s & 60s


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Artikelcode: 8094

 

Under the Red Ensign - British Passenger Liners of the 50s & 60s
118 pages
b&w photos
Soft cover
23 x 25 cm
0,539 kg
English

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.