By Peter Plowman
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The Golden Age of liner trip used to be from the early 1900s to the Fifties, a interval ruled through black-and-white images, with few color perspectives. William H. Miller and Anton Logvinenko sing their own praises color perspectives of the impressive ships, from the Mauretania and Lusitania to the Queen Mary, in addition to the a category liners of the Nineteen Twenties and the chic Deco Mauretania (2) of 1939.
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Peter C. Smith provides us right here with the second one unencumber in his visually superb Cruise Ships sequence. when his first publication involved itself with the large-scale ships at present cruising via our seas (those weighing 40,000 GT and extra) this quantity focusses at the different finish of the marketplace; the ships that weigh in at lower than 40,000 GT, yet that are usually even more trendy and aesthetically interesting than their larger-scale opposite numbers.
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Australian Migrant Ships by Peter Plowman