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New books celebrate Italian Ocean Liners

In a world increasingly glutted with coffee-table format books, filled with minimal quantities of large-sized text and awash in “rare photographs and memorabilia” that are neither rare nor well-reproduced, it was refreshing to simultaneously…
At sea

The Cap Arcona

Perhaps the loveliest of the “forgotten” liners is Hamburg-Sudamerikanische’s Cap Arcona. She was conceived and built in the mid-1920s for service between Northern Europe and Argentina, a route every bit as prestigious as the better remembered…

Swallowed in 14 Minutes

Story of the Empress of Ireland whose loss resulted in the deaths of more passengers than the Titanic disaster.