White Star Liners at War

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20 February 2020
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A new book is coming in March offering an image-led history of the famous cruise ships and their roles in two world wars.

Using material from his comprehensive collection of White Star Line postcards and other memorabilia, Patrick Mylon has compiled the first book to tell the story of the enormous role played by just one shipping line during wartime.
During the Boer Wars and World War I, many of the White Star Line’s popular vessels including the Big Four: Celtic, Cedric, Baltic and Adriatic were requisitioned and converted to serve as troop, horse, supplies carriers and even as hospital ships. Some of the line’s vessels went on to serve in WWII as well. Many of the merchant vessels were damaged by enemy action and some were completely destroyed with enormous loss of life.
The book looks at each White Star Line vessel in turn and its key roles in  wartime.

  • Illustrated with around 130 postcards, many of which have never been published before
  • Colour plate section
  • A fascinating look at the role of the White Star Line during wartime
  • Some of the postcards tell poignant personal stories of the troops onboard

White Star Liners at War
The History Press
Published March 2020
Price £19.99

 

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