Celebrating the passenger liners of the 1920s--the zenith of ocean travel, with an anecdote-spiced text from a noted passenger liner expert and unpublished photos from private collections
This book focuses on the 1920s, ships such as "Rawalpindi," "Victory of India," "Majestic," "Olympic," and "Berengaria "as well as lesser known but fascinating vessels. The 1920s have become a fabled era for oceanliners, a period of growth and opulence as companies began recovery after the First World War. As the decade went on plans were drawn for great superliners, until the Wall Street Crash changed the world. During the 1920s German "Imperator" became "Berengaria" for Cunard Line, "Columbus "became "Homeric "for White Star, and "Bismark "was named "Majestic" for White Star, becoming the line's most popular ship. White Star and P&O Cruises had great success, and Orient Line, Union Steamship Company, Union Castle and Furness-Bermuda Line all added their own ships to the mix during theese golden days of ocean travel.