Cunard: Glory Days (1999) By David L. Williams

Cunard: Glory Days

The Queen Mary in the Solent, off Gilkicker Point, Hampshire, inward bound to Southampton. Barry Elliot

Author: David L. Williams
Title: Glory Days: Cunard
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 95
ISBN: 1-882663-40-3
Publisher: Plymouth Press Limited
Location: Shepperton, Surrey, United Kingdom
Pub. Date: April 1999  
Language: English UK
Description: A Volume from the Glory Day Series from Ian Allan Publishing.
Size: 9 5/8" x 7 1/2"
Dust Jacket: No
List Price: US$ 19.95
Synopsis: Cunard -- there are few names in the maritime industry that are more redolent of the great days of ocean going passenger liners and cruise ships. This book, with page after page of beautiful photographs tells its story. Glory Days: Cunard provides a vivid reminder of the lost grandeur of ocean travel.

Each book in the ‘Glory Days’ series from Ian Allan Publishing celebrates a classic transport subject. Encompassing the history of each topic in the text, the books are also illustrated throughout with a fascinating selection of evocative photographs, many of them in colour. All those interested in the history of transport and local history will find in them a nostalgic picture of a vanishing world.

Glory Days : Cunard
Glory Days: Cunard recalls the era when ocean travel by liner was at its height and the ‘Queens’ ruled the waves.


  • Acknowledgements
  • Bibliography
  • Introduction
  • The Atlantic Express Service after World War 1
  • Intermediates and the Dominion Trade
  • Amalgamation and the Two-Ship Express Service
  • Cruising in the Depression Years
  • Auxiliary Service in the War at Sea
  • Resumption of the Atlantic Ferry
  • The Dominion Services - the Final Decades
  • Serious Cruising
  • Glory in Transition
  • Fleet List of Principal Passenger Ships 1920-70

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