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Great Passenger Ships 1950-60

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Exploring the ships at sea across the decade of the 1950s The 1950s was a fascinating decade for the great liners. After the global devastation that had gone before, shipyards were creating one new liner after another, it seemed, to rebuild and renew passenger ship services all over the world. There were the likes of the Kungsholm and Oslofjord from Scandinavia, the French Flandre, a succession of new liners from P&O-Orient, Italian Line, Messageries Maritimes and many more. The era was highlighted by such brilliant, headline-making ships as the speedy United States, breaking records on an unprecedented scale, the engines-aft Southern Cross and the mast-less Orsova. There was a great cast of very popular and interesting passenger liners. AUTHOR: William H. Miller has written some 85 books on passenger ships and he is an acknowledged world expert in his field. He has received the National Maritime History Award in the US, the Silver Riband Award, and he created the passenger Ships Database for the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. He has appeared in numerous documentaries and news broadcasts and he is a frequent guest lecturer aboard cruise ships. SELLING POINTS: Passenger liners of the 1950s, when the world was changing fast as it recovered from the devastation of war Sun-drenched nostalgia for times gone by Continuing the successful series looking at great ships by decade Many previously unpublished illustrations from William Miller Stunning colour section including advertisements and brochures and beautiful cover paintings by Stephen Card 90 b/w, 50 colour illustrations

Product code: 9780750963077

ISBN 9780750963077
No. Of Pages 96
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H226xW248
Publisher The History Press Ltd
The 1950s was a fascinating decade for the great liners. There were the likes of the Kungsholm and Oslofjord from Scandinavia, the French Flandre and a succession of new liners from P&O-Orient, the Italian Line, Messageries Maritimes and many more.