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Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in General | 0 comments

2014 Meets 1939

2014 Meets 1939

The Queen Mary began it's suite life in May, 1936, rolling into the water off Southhampton, England -- the same place from which the Titanic departed in 1912 -- charged with "spreading friendship among nations." At that time, only nine years after Lindberg, but the same year Pan American Airways inaugurated Trans Atlantic flights, the Queen Mary was, without question, the most luxurious way to get from America to Europe yet conceived. For three highfalutin years, the ship carried heads of state and celebrities in an iconic style that seems almost other worldly today. As Hitler marched into Poland in 1939, The Queen returned to dry dock and was stripped of her luxuries, and made over into a gray-painted, nondescript troop transport, instantly becoming the fastest way (30 knots) to get up to 16,000 troops across the pond. After the good guys won WWII, the ship was remade back into a luxury liner with five dining areas, two cocktail bars and pools, a squash court and a Grand Ballroom...

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