By William H. Miller

ISBN-10: 1781553505

ISBN-13: 9781781553503

Cunard, the main recognized identify in delivery, turns one hundred seventy five years outdated in 2015. Cunard begun again in 1840 with paddlewheel steamers, yet grew and stepped forward and created a number of the biggest, quickest and most opulent liners of their time. the ultimate 'golden age' at the Atlantic run among Europe and North the USA was once within the Nineteen Fifties while the corporate slogan 'Getting there has been part the joys' appeared so apt. Cunard had twelve liners operating Atlantic crossings in 1958 however the related 12 months observed the creation of the fast and effective passenger jet that instantly stole transatlantic guests. The Cunard 'cast' of the overdue Nineteen Fifties comprises such celebrated ocean liners akin to Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth in addition to others like Mauretania, Caronia, Britannic, Saxonia and small ships together with the Media and Parthia. Conquest of the Atlantic: Cunard Liners of the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties is the tale of those nice ships which are all nonetheless remembered with a lot fondness and of the existence onboard them. Cunard might face livid pageant with jet airplane and by way of 1969 be lowered to at least one Atlantic liner, the mythical and iconic Queen Elizabeth 2.

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