by Snowbow
Something for everyone interested in shipping

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The Great Liners Part 42
£18.95

The Golden Days of Shipping
by Snowbow
Something for everyone interested in shipping

The Golden Days of Shipping
by Snowbow

With the help of more rare archive film unique to Snowbow, TV producer Des Cox, once again, take us back in time to look at shipping in its 20th century heyday, starting with a 30 minute visit to the ports of South Wales, including Newport, Cardiff & Swansea. The unique film and sounds have been so carefully restored that you feel you are actually back there for real, in the days when they were crammed full of ships and played such an important part of our once great maritime industry.
After this, we’re taken back in time to enjoy a very rare treat as we join the Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel, Sir Lancelot, (sister ship to the Sir Galahad, lost in the Falklands war). We join her in dry-dock as she is readied for her next operational voyage East, a voyage that allows us to get first-hand experience of just what it was like to have served with the RFA back in those days. When we leave the Sir Lancelot in East Africa, once again, we journey back in time to join the Cunard cruise ship the Cunard Princess as she sets sail from America’s East Coast on a Caribbean cruise. We get a special welcome for her Captain and officers who show us all over the ship from top to bottom, which adds another dimension to this fascinating DVD. The cruise ends with great film of the ship transiting the Panama Canal, a spectacular way to end any cruise. To end this programme, Des Cox has tried to satisfy all those people who love cargo ships and rough seas, by showing film of a Houlder Bros bulk carrier battling its way across a very stormy Bay of Biscay. It’s a DVD with 65 mins of something for everyone interested in shipping.