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175 Years of Cunard

Chris Frame, Rachelle Cross
The History Press
2015
ISBN: 9780752489261
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Format: Hardcover in Dustjacket
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Condition: FINE

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First Edition. pp. 120 illusts. #0918

Celebrating 175 years of the iconic Cunard Line, the world's most famous shipping company Throughout 175 years, Cunard has been instrumental in creating the American dream, transporting millions of immigrants to the new world. During both world wars, the Cunard ships answered the call of duty and transported thousands of troops to fight on the sides of the allies. After the Great Depression, Cunard merged with the famous White Star Line to form Cunard-White Star. Cunard s "QE2" was a much-beloved liner and the most famous ship at sea, sailing more than 2.5 million miles during a 40-year career. Today the three current Queens are a celebration of Cunard s heritage. This book traces, through unique photographs and easily accessible narrative, the 175-year history of Cunard Line."

Cunard’s first ship, Britannia, set sail across the Atlantic on 4 July 1840, inaugurating a service that has endured for 175 years. Cunard’s success is in part due to its continuous technological advances; from the early years of wooden paddle steamers to steel-hulled leviathans, electric lighting to steam turbine engines. But it is the ships themselves, the shipbuilders, managers, crew and guests that have had the greatest impact on the success of the line, creating unique environments full of personality. The Cunard fleet answered the call of duty during the two world wars and transported thousands of troops to fight for the Allied forces. Cunard’s QE2 was a much-beloved liner and the most famous ship at sea, participating in the Falklands campaign and sailing more than 2.5 million miles during a 40-year career. Today the three current Queens are a celebration of Cunard’s heritage and are considered to be some of the greatest ships in the world, providing luxurious accommodation, excellent service and lively entertainment whilst their passengers travel the world. This book uses stunning photographs and personal stories to explore the history of these magnificent ships.

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