Great Atlantic Liners of the Twentieth Century in Color

Great Atlantic Liners of the Twentieth Century in Color

P & O Orient Liners of the 1950s and 1960s

P & O Orient Liners of the 1950s and 1960s

The Last Atlantic Liners

Getting There is Half the Fun

Publication Date15th March 2011

Book FormatPaperback

pages95

Illustrations157

Height226

Width248

The golden age of liners in photographs and artwork
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ISBN
9781848686977

It was a golden age of travel. The period from the end of the Second World War to the early 1960s saw some of the finest ocean liners ever built and, until the advent of the jet, the ships travelled full every trip, criss-crossing the Atlantic between the Old World and the New, carrying businessmen, tourists, emigrants and those who longed for a trip away. William H. Miller brings together a fabulous selection of images of the ships of the period, the great and the famous of ocean liner travel. From the grand Cunard Queens to the fastest and longest ships afloat, from the ships of state to smaller vessels, from the tragedy of disaster to the triumph of record-breaking, he tells the story of this glittering age of travel, a time when 'Getting There was Half the Fun'. Of course, it was all to end with the advent of the Boeing 707, capable of crossing the Atlantic in hours rather than days, and the liner trade went into terminal decline. One by one, ships were sold or scrapped until there remained only one, the QE2. She retired in 2008, but not before being replaced by the Queen Mary 2, the world's largest ocean liner. Join Bill for a voyage back in time aboard The Last Atlantic Liners.

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