by William H. Miller
This book celebrates the majestic passenger liners of the twenties. It looks at wellloved ships. such as Majestic, Olympic, Berengaria, Viceroy of India, and Rawalpindi, alongside lesser known but still fascinating vessels. This series follows ships serving all over the world rather than just famed Atlantic liners. with personal anecdotes of the ships and their voyages from passengers and crew alike.
The 1920s have become a fabled era for ocean liners. a period of growth and opulence as companies began recovery after the First World War. As the decade went on plans were drawn for great superliners, until the Wall Street Crash changed the world. During the 1920s the German Imperator became Berengaria for Cunard. Columbus became Homeric for White Star and Bismarck was renamed Majestic for White Star becoming the line’s most popular ship. Cunard, White Star and P&O had great success while the likes of Orient Line, Union Steamship Company, Union Castle and Furness-Bermuda Line all added their own ships to this golden age.
This is an excellent book backed up with some high quality photos of some historic ships and I would very highly recommend it to our readers.
Published byThe History Press The Mill, Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2QG www.thehistorypress.co.uk
Paperback: 226mm x
248mm, 95 pp illustrated