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UNDER NORTHERN SKIES- MARCO POLO IN THE BALTIC

Sharp as  a butter knife, the slender, raked prow of the Marco Polo cut an elegant swathe through the grey, rolling swells of the summertime Baltic. 620 more words

Stylish, Elegant Travel With Some Delightful Twists And Surprises...

Why I loved the Three Queens visit, but would never travel on one...

The visit of the Three Queens to Liverpool recently to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Cunard was a magnificent and spectacular event. I very much enjoyed the pomp, circumstance and sense of occasion this unique piece of maritime history created and I loved watching the spectacle of the ships on the River Mersey. 820 more words

Cruise Ships

Triggers of War Remembered, at Cobh, Ireland

We all remember the legend of Pearl Harbor, the surprise attack on America on December 7, 1941 “a date that will live in infamy” by the Japanese fleet that triggered U.S. 410 more words

War

BACK TO THE FUTURE; THE RETURN OF STOCKHOLM'S BELL

Fact, as they say, is often stranger than fiction. But this one really takes some beating….

After more than five decades of immersion some two hundred and fifty feet below the Atlantic ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, the original ship’s bell from the… 482 more words

Stylish, Elegant Travel With Some Delightful Twists And Surprises...

LINERS AT WAR; HMS JERVIS BAY

The early November light was already fading in the mid ocean sky when the lookout on the Jervis Bay became suddenly aware of the fighting top of a lone warship, splintering the horizon. 1,066 more words

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THE LUSITANIA; 100 YEARS AGO TODAY.....

It was the original ‘shot that was heard around the world’…

When the stately bulk of RMS Lusitania loomed against the cross hairs of U-20’s… 1,443 more words

Stylish, Elegant Travel With Some Delightful Twists And Surprises...

Tomorrow, the Anniversary of the Lusitania Sinking

A Brief Summary and Resources for Deeper Inquiry

Since the beginning of World War I, Germany had been trying to cripple Britain by using submarines to sink war and cargo ships, as well as passenger ships identified as enemy craft or sailing under false flags (that is, British ships flying the flags of neutral nations to gain safe passage). 389 more words

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