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Ile de France and Liberte: France's Premier Post-War Liners

By William H. Miller

9780752474861

ISBN: 9780752474861

Published: 01-02-2013


Ile de France and Liberte: France's Premier Post-War Liners

By William H. Miller

ISBN: 9780752474861

Published: 01-02-2013

About This Book

This beautifully illustrated history portrays two of the French fleet’s most glamorous liners in their post-war heyday. Île de France was a ship with unique style and character, restored and re-launched in 1949 after wartime service as a troopship. Liberté was built as the German Europa in 1930, but was ceded to France in 1946 and restyled in French Line luxury. The ships were famed for their service and on-board ambience, but most of all for being the ‘best-fed liners on the Atlantic’. Each ended their days on the silver screen, Île de France as a prop in The Last Voyage, for which she was partly sunk in 1958, and Liberté in the closing scenes of the classic film Sabrina before being scrapped in 1961. William H. Miller’s latest work in the Classic Liners series brings together an unrivalled collection of images, including previously unpublished colour photography, and truly evokes the glamour of two of the most beloved ocean liners of the era.

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