Well-written, will appeal to anyone with an interest in this era and the history of the Line.

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Friday, May 25, 2018
Cunard – White Star Liners of the 1930s
£23.50

by William H Miller
Well-written, will appeal to anyone with an interest in this era and the history of the Line.

by William H Miller

‘Mr Ocean Liner’, William H Miller, looks back at the great ships owned and operated by Cunard-White Star Line during the 1930s in this well illustrated informative book. Throughout the 128 pages, we learn of the hard times faced by the great transatlantic shipping companies in the 1930s. Changes in US law in the 1920s restricted the number of migrants that would be allowed into the country, removing the chief source of the income the shipping companies had enjoyed before the First World War, while the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression that followed reduced tourist numbers. In 1934, Cunard and the White Star Line merged, a condition of the British government loan that allowed Cunard to finish Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. A well-written book that will appeal to anyone with an interest in this era and the history of the Cunard-White Star Line.

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