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The Great Atlantic Liners

Part 1: https://youtu.be/ZbJuT8IaMr0
Part 2: https://youtu.be/bns_eju-q0M
Part 3: https://youtu.be/ZohsGcOKILY
Part 4: https://youtu.be/lUFKWkv0qQA

Cunard add from the 50s, showing the RMS Queen Elizabeth (in the front) passing the RMS Queen Mary (in the back). Although they were sister ships, they were quite different. Queen Elizabeth was the biggest ocean liner to be built. As a passenger ship, her size was only surpassed in 1996. She was launched in 1938 and scrapped in 1975 in Hong Kong. Both of the ships were very popular. They usually were booked out months in advance and were so profitable that they were nicknamed “money makers”. In the 1960s their age and the competition by the jets made them less lucrative and they were replaced by the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth and Cunard Liner Queen Elizabeth met for the first time in Mid-Atlantic.
Queen Elizabeth to Queen Elizabeth:
SNAP.
—  Make Another Signal, by Captain Jack Broome, RN (Ret.)

George on board the Queen Elizabeth luxury liner returning home from the US - 1971

“I had the idea for Pinball at least ten years before I wrote it. George Harrison came to visit me at a ski resort in Switzerland. I was convinced that when he came there would be a riot. It was Christmastime and tens of thousands of students from around the world were there.

When he called me from London and told me he was coming. I freaked out, I said to him,  “What kind of a disguise are you going to wear?” And {Harrison} said, “Are you kidding? I don’t need any disguise. I bet more people will recognize you because you live there than will recognize me. ”  He arrived and exactly what he said would happen did. They played Concert For Bangladesh in the the local cinema and as if to test his theory, he insisted on going to see it. We waited i n line outside and nobody recognized him.  All kinds of guys came up and said “Hi Mr. Kosinski, how’s it going?” - Jerzy Kosinski “Passing by: Selected Essays, 1962-1991″ by Jerzy Kosinski