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The White Star Collection : A Shipping Line in Postcards, Hardback Book

The White Star Collection : A Shipping Line in Postcards Hardback



White Star Line was originally founded in Liverpool in 1845 for travel to Australia but was eventually purchased by Thomas Ismay and transformed into the successful Oceanic Steam Navigation Co.

Cleverly merging with Harland & Wolff, the line focussed on luxury over speed, developing many of the world's favourite vessels.

Finally merging with its great rival Cunard in the 1930s depression, the companies continued to operate separately while flying one another's flags.

This evocative book explores the colourful history of White Star Line, from personal postcards with messages from passengers, crew and troops, to the careers of her vessels in peacetime and at war, all from Patrick Mylon's impressive collection.

It includes ships with alternative identities, unusual stories like the planned escape of Dr Crippen, and showcases a wide variety of interior views, adverts and 'proof', silk and Company Issue cards, conveying the glamour, drama and history of this world-renowned line.




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