QE2: A 50th Anniversary Celebration - pr_161288

QE2: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

By Chris Frame, Rachelle Cross



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AUSTRALIAN AUTHORS Fifty years ago the last British built transatlantic liner was launched. Christened by HM The Queen on 20 September 1967, the 963ft-long vessel was named Queen Elizabeth 2. By the end of that same day, she was already known by her famous nickname: QE2. Fast, smart and sleek, QE2 sailed over 5.6 million miles and carried more than 2.5 million passengers during a magnificent 39 1/2 year career. Put simply, she carried more people further than any ship before her and remains the longest-serving express liner in history. Through words penned by passionate QE2 travellers and with tribute stories from captains, crew and guests, a wide selection of carefully selected photographs bring this wonderful ship to life. AUTHORS: Chris Frame and Rachelle Cross have written a number of successful books for The History Press including the Photographic Journey series, and many books for the Story series, as well as A Photographic History of P&O Cruises and An Evolution of Transatlantic Liners. They live in Perth, Australia, where they work as a marketing executive and bookseller respectively. SELLING POINTS: This celebratory book showcases the world's most loved ship, launched in September 1967 Limited slip-cased edition with commemorative postcards, poster and bookmark A must-have for all maritime enthusiasts, as well as those who have sailed aboard or admired the one and only Queen Elizabeth 2 Packed with never before published photographs including lots of colour Accessible style Featuring tributes from captains, crew and guests By respected maritime historians and Cunard experts 100 b/w illustrations 170 col illustrations

Product code: 9780750970280

ISBN 9780750970280
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Dimensions H226xW248
No. of pages 192
With stories from captains, crew and passengers, and an unparalleled collection of photographs, Chris Frame and Rachelle Cross bring the majestic QE2 to life in this commemorative tribute.