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Cunard Line : beaux livres - histoire, navires, liaisons (1)

Un livre concernant les navires Cunard ? Découvrez ici nos livres maritimes consacrés à l'histoire et les paquebots de ligne et de croisière de la Cunard Line, y compris les navires Lusitania, Mauretania, Queen Elisabeth, Queen Mary et Queen Victoria..

The Cunard Story

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Description - Since 1840, Cunard ships have been transiting the North Atlantic with speed, grace and elegance. These great ships helped to populate nations, served during both world wars and have transported millions of passengers, amongst them celebrities, politicians and royalty. Through tales of ships such as Britannia, Lusitania, Mauretania, Aquitania and the immortal Queens, "The Cunard Story" gives readers an insight into the heritage of this historic line. Today the Cunard Line operates a fleet of modern ships, offering passengers exciting and varied itineraries to exotic locations across the globe.

Présentation :128 pages, 12.9 x 18.8 x 1.3 cm, relié
Illustration :abondamment illustré
Editeur :The History Press Ltd (GB, 2011)
EAN :9780752459141
Livre : The Cunard Story

The Cunard Story

Langue : anglais

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Conquest of the Atlantic : Cunard Liners of the 1950s and 1960s

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Description - Cunard, the most famous name in shipping, turns 175 in 2015. The company began back in 1840, with paddlewheel steamers, but grew and progressed and created some of the largest, fastest and most luxurious liners afloat in their time. The final 'golden age' on the Atlantic run between Europe & America was the 1950s, when the Company slogan 'Getting There Was Half the Fun' seemed so apt.

Cunard had twelve liners running Atlantic crossings in 1958, for example, the same year the speedy passenger jet appeared and immediately stole trans-ocean travellers.
The Cunard 'cast' of the late '50s includes such celebrated ocean liners like the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth as well as others such as the Mauretania, Saxonia and smaller ships such as the Media and the Parthia.

This is the story of these great ships, all still well remembered, and of life onboard them. Cunard would, of course, face furious competition with jet aircraft and, by 1969, be reduced to one Atlantic liner, the legendary Queen Elizabeth 2.

Présentation :96 pages, 22.8 x 24.7 x 0.9 cm, broché
Illustration :200 photos en couleurs
Editeur :Fonthill Media (GB, 2014)
EAN :9781781553503
Livre : Conquest of the Atlantic : Cunard Liners of the 1950s and 1960s

Conquest of the Atlantic : Cunard Liners of the 1950s and 1960s

Langue : anglais

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Cunard Cruise Ships

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Description - The Cunard Line's Britannia was the first steamship to establish regular communication across the Atlantic. She sailed on her maiden voyage on 4 July 1840, setting in motion the first regular steamship line. Iron supplanted wood in hull construction and the screw propeller was gradually replacing the paddle wheel.

The line became a public company in 1878 and became the Cunard Steam Ship Company Ltd. The construction of many famous ships such as Mauretania, Lusitania, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth followed, and the company continued to trade in profit until the introduction of the jet aircraft in the 1960s and 1970s.
Following various restructuring and takeovers, the Cunard Line was acquired by the Carnival Corporation and now offers cruises on the Three Queens.

Utilising many rare and unpublished images, Ian Collard offers a superbly illustrated look at the cruise ships operated by Cunard. Included here are images of the ships in many guises and liveries, with comprehensive annotation of these iconic liners.

Présentation :96 pages, 23.4 x 16.5 cm, broché
Illustration :180 photos en N&B et couleurs
Editeur :Amberley Publishing (GB, 2017)
EAN :9781445667508
Livre : Cunard Cruise Ships

Cunard Cruise Ships

Langue : anglais

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Shipwrecks of the Cunard Line

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Description - This fascinating book provides a unique record of the careers and final underwater resting places of ships of the Cunard Line, whose rich history spans over 300 ships and nearly two centuries.
Many books have been published on Cunard's heritage but the final fate of these ships is often little more than a footnote of history. Authors Sam Warwick and Mike Roussel have taken the shipwrecks as a starting point to create a vivid new history.

Featured vessels include the well-known Caronia, Lancastria, Campania, Lusitania, Malta, Oregon, Scotia and Carpathia, famous for rescuing the survivors from the Titanic, as well as many others.
Events surrounding the wrecking of each vessel are thoroughly explored and unique diver accounts are incorporated, along with never-before-seen underwater images of the wrecks. Finishing off with practical data for interested divers, this book offers a fresh analysis of Cunard's maritime history.

Présentation :168 pages, 227 x 246 x 29 mm, broché
Illustration :70 photos en N&B et 140 en couleurs
Editeur :The History Press Ltd (GB, 2018)
EAN :9780750985383
Livre : Shipwrecks of the Cunard Line

Shipwrecks of the Cunard Line

Langue : anglais

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The Unseen Aquitania : The Ship in Rare Illustrations

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Description - RMS Aquitania was in service for decades, and was very much beloved. The third in Cunard Line's 'grand trio' of express liners, running mate of the lost Lusitania and the legendary Mauretania (1907), Aquitania was the last surviving four-funnelled ocean liner.
Aquitania was pressed into service during both world wars and was one of the longest serving passenger liners of the twentieth century. She was also one of the most elegant, nicknamed the 'ship beautiful'.

Maritime authors J. Kent Layton and Tad Fitch have collaborated to put together the most evocative and exciting collection of rare and unusual imagery relating to this historic vessel ever shown.

Présentation :184 pages, 25 x 25 cm, relié
Illustration :200 photos en N&B et 50 en couleurs
Editeur :The History Press Ltd (GB, 2016)
EAN :9780750967358
Livre : The Unseen Aquitania : The Ship in Rare Illustrations

The Unseen Aquitania : The Ship in Rare Illustrations

Langue : anglais

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The Unseen Lusitania : The Ship in Rare Illustrations

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Description - Lost to a German torpedo on 7 May 1915, Cunard's RMS Lusitania captured the world's imagination when she entered service in 1907. Not only was she was the largest ship in the world, but she was also revolutionary in design as well as being a record breaker. Lusitania is now sadly remembered for her tragic destruction, sinking in eighteen minutes with the loss of around 1,200 souls.

Through never-before-seen material, historian Eric Sauder brings RMS Lusitania to life once again. Filled with vivid, unseen photographs and illustrations from Eric's extensive private collection, this absorbing read will transport the reader back 100 years to a time when opulent Ships of State were the only way to cross the Atlantic.

Présentation :160 pages, 26.3 x 26 x 1.9 cm, relié
Illustration :230 photos en N&B et 20 en couleurs, 16 dessins en couleurs
Editeur :The History Press Ltd (GB, 2015)
EAN :9780752497051
Livre : The Unseen Lusitania : The Ship in Rare Illustrations

The Unseen Lusitania : The Ship in Rare Illustrations

Langue : anglais

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The Lusitania Saga and Myth - 100 Years on

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Description - The RMS Lusitania entered service with Cunard in 1907. The first transatlantic express liner powered by marine turbines, she could complete the Liverpool-New York crossing in five days and had a top speed of 25 knots. She restored the British supremacy of the key North Atlantic route which the Germans had seized.

All this ended on 7 May 1915 when she was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sank 18 minutes later with the loss of 1,198 passengers and crew (interestingly 39% of those aboard survived whereas only 32% of those on the Titanic survived despite the latter taking 2 hours, 40 minutes to sink.)

The Author concentrates not just on the disaster but its aftermath including the political recriminations and the inquiry. As a result of the loss of 128 American citizens the Germans signed an agreement not to attack US shipping.
Their breach of this was a major contributory reason, along with the Zimmermann Telegram, why the USA entered the War.

This is a fascinating study of a major shipping disaster with profound consequences.

Présentation :242 pages, 16.7 x 24.2 x 2.8 cm, relié
Illustration :16 pages avec des photos en N&B
Editeur :Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2015)
EAN :9781473821767
Livre : The Lusitania Saga and Myth - 100 Years on

The Lusitania Saga and Myth - 100 Years on

Langue : anglais

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The Lusitania Story - The Atrocity that Shocked the World

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Description - The Lusitania Story is the complete story of this most famous ocean liner, told for the first time in a single volume. The Lusitania is today most remembered for controversy surrounding her loss by a German submarine attack in 1915, during the First World War. But this book also tells of her life before that cataclysmic event. It tells of the ground-breaking advances in maritime engineering that she represented, as well as a hitherto unheard of degree of opulence.

This book also takes a close look at the disaster which befell her and, with the help of leading experts, the authors examine the circumstances of her loss and try to determine why this magnificent vessel was lost in a mere 18 minutes.

The loss of the Lusitania to a German U-boat was an even bigger event than the Titanic disaster. Written by leading members of the Lusitania Historical Society in cooperation with the owner of the wreck, Mr F Gregg Bemis Jnr.

Présentation :192 pages, 23.4 x 15.6 cm, broché
Illustration :illustré
Editeur :Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2015)
EAN :9781473832701
Livre : The Lusitania Story - The Atrocity that Shocked the World

The Lusitania Story - The Atrocity that Shocked the World

Langue : anglais

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RMS Mauretania II (Classic Liners)

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Description - This book tells the remarkable story of the second Mauretania (1938-1965): her construction, her naming, her maiden voyage and her distinguished Second World War service, told through extracts from a rare diary of a soldier. Also recalled are two exciting escapes from torpedoing by German U-boats, and the tale of how this great liner was almost lost in a high-speed collision with the SS Île de France, which could have resulted in catastrophic loss of life.

Interviews with those who served on board, peppered with fascinating anecdotes, describe daily life on the ship, as well as the more unusual events such as royal visits. Recollections of the crew, from bell boy to captain, cover the famous Sunshine Caribbean cruises and an encounter with a hurricane in the North Atlantic, as well as her final voyage to the scrapyard.

Andrew Britton's unique access to original artefacts from the Mauretania, including captains' logbooks, publicity material, menus, deck plans and much more, makes this a collection like no other. Coupled with lavish photography, including a wealth of previously unpublished colour images, the result is an evocative book that preserves the memory of this great Cunard liner for future generations.

Présentation :120 pages, 24.7 x 22.7 x 0.9 cm, broché
Illustration :abondamment illustré avec des photos en N&B et couleurs
Editeur :The History Press Ltd (GB, 2013)
Série :Classic Liners
EAN :9780752479507
Livre : RMS Mauretania II (Classic Liners)

RMS Mauretania II (Classic Liners)

Langue : anglais

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QE2: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Description - Fifty years ago the last British-built transatlantic liner was launched. Christened by HM the Queen on 20 September 1967, the 963ft-long vessel was named Queen Elizabeth 2. By the end of that same day, she was already known by her famous nickname: QE2.

Fast, smart and sleek, QE2 sailed over 5.6 million miles and carried more than 2.5 million passengers during a magnificent career spanning nearly forty years. Put simply, she carried more people further than any ship before her and remains the longest serving express liner in history.
Having sailed both as a liner and as a cruise ship, served her country in the Falklands conflict and undergone multiple makeovers, she also has one of the most fascinating histories of any vessel and remains one of the best loved and most celebrated.

With stories from captains, crew and passengers, and an unparalleled collection of photographs, Chris Frame and Rachelle Cross bring the majestic QE2 to life in this commemorative tribute.

Présentation :192 pages, 29.4 x 25.2 x 1.9 cm, relié
Illustration :100 photos en N&B et 170 en couleurs
Editeur :The History Press Ltd (GB, 2017)
EAN :9780750970280
Livre : QE2: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

QE2: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Langue : anglais

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RMS Queen Mary 2 Manual - An insight into the design, construction and operation of the world's largest ocean liner (Haynes Maritime Manual)

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Description - At 151,400 gross tonnes and 1,132ft in length RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is the largest transatlantic ocean liner ever built. QM2 succeeded Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) as flagship of the Cunard Line with the retirement of the QE2 from active service in 2008.

Pages du livre RMS Queen Mary 2 Manual - An insight into the design, construction and operation of the world's largest ocean liner (Haynes Maritime Manual) (1)

Her designer, Stephen Payne, is in a unique position to give an unrivalled insight into the design, construction and operation of this giant of the seas. He has interviewed key QM2 personnel for this book and his revealing narrative is supported by almost 300 photographs and illustrations.

Pages du livre RMS Queen Mary 2 Manual - An insight into the design, construction and operation of the world's largest ocean liner (Haynes Maritime Manual) (2)

Présentation :192 pages, 27.7 x 21.9 x 1.5 cm, relié
Illustration :300 photos en couleurs
Editeur :Haynes Publishing (GB, 2013)
Série :Haynes Maritime Manual
EAN :9780857332448
Livre : RMS Queen Mary 2 Manual - An insight into the design, construction and operation of the world's largest ocean liner (Haynes Maritime Manual)

RMS Queen Mary 2 Manual - An insight into the design, construction and operation of the world's largest ocean liner (Haynes Maritime Manual)

Langue : anglais

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QM2: A Photographic Journey

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Description - By the 1970s it looked as if QE2 would be the last of the great transatlantic ocean liners. However, over three decades later the world watched in awe as Queen Mary 2, the largest, longest, grandest and most expensive ocean liner ever to be constructed, set sail on her maiden voyage in 2004.
With 14 decks and beautiful lounges, dining rooms and a ballroom, QM2 evokes the glamour of the golden age of ocean travel.

"QM2: A Photographic Journey" allows the reader to experience this unique vessel from the comfort of their own home, with numerous photographs of each of QM2's public rooms as well as stunning exterior shots and behind the scenes access.
This revised edition has been extensively updated to reflect the 2016 refit, with many new photographs from around the ship.

Présentation :120 pages, 22.7 x 24.9 x 1.2 cm, broché
Illustration :200 photos en couleurs
Editeur :The History Press Ltd (GB, 2017)
EAN :9780750970303
Livre : QM2: A Photographic Journey

QM2: A Photographic Journey

Langue : anglais

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Queen Victoria: A Photographic Journey

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Description - Queen Victoria was the first in a new breed of Cunard Ships: her design is enhanced to give her the ability to cross the North Atlantic. Introduced to service in 2007, Queen Victoria's reign is young; however, she has had a notable career with royal engagements, tandem Atlantic crossings and Gala-World Cruises where she has been welcomed with open arms.

Illustrated with stunning colour photographs taken by the authors from every area of the ship, and fully updated after the extensive 2017 refit, this new edition provides a lasting memento of a voyage aboard Cunard's stately monarch.

Présentation :120 pages, 22.6 x 24.9 x 1.1 cm, broché
Illustration :200 photos en couleurs
Editeur :The History Press Ltd (GB, 2018)
EAN :9780750985536
Livre : Queen Victoria: A Photographic Journey

Queen Victoria: A Photographic Journey

Langue : anglais

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