Titanic and her contemporaries. Images from the Bell and Kempster Albums
by Senan Molony with Steve Raffield
Titanic was meant to be another success in a litany of past glories for the White Star Line. Her fate was an unexpected shock and global tragedy, ensuring her immortality in the minds of millions even 100 years later. But her untimely demise often overshadows her remarkable life – the distinguished heritage of her fleet, the ingenuity of those who built her and the dedication of those who worked on board, many of whom would later become heroes.
Titanic Unseen provides a unique insight into what it meant to build, deploy and operate the great ships of the White Star Line in the Titanic era. Weaving together images from the evocative albums of White Star crew deck officer Philip Bell and Harland & Wolff executive John Kempster, it is a revelatory portrait of this iconic vessel.
I thought there have been enough books published about the Titanic, but this one is an excellent addition to the history of this immortal vessel. It contains many excellent photos, some of which I have never seen before.
I would very highly recommend this book to our readers.
Published by The History Press, The Mill, Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2QG
Hardback: 2486mm x 246mm, 144 pp illustrated