Monday, May 30, 2011

Newsreels on Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Mauretania and Aquitania in World War II

The Cunard Line has played a role in transporting soldiers across the sea since the Crimean War in 1853, and World War II was no exception. The once-glamorous passenger ships were quickly transformed - camouflaged and armed - for the new task of trooping.

This collection of newsreels will show how the most famous ships in the world were pressed into service and took part in the overall Allied war effort.

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