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Rare color photo showing some of the greats in New York during WW2. Left to right; Aquitania, Queen Mary, Normandie, and Ile de France. Aquitania and Queen Mary have already been repainted in wartime gray for troop ship duties...

Rare color photo showing some of the greats in New York during Left to right; Aquitania, Queen Mary, Normandie, and Ile de France. Aquitania and Queen Mary have already been repainted in wartime gray for troop ship duties.

Luxury Liner Row, Manhattan, New York, 1939 - From top to Bottom are "Monarch of Bermuda", The "Fort Townshend", The "Conte di Savoia", The "Aquatania" (Sister ship to the Lusitania), The "Britannic", The "Normandie", The "De Grasse", The "Bremen" and The "Columbus". All but three of these ship would later sink. The Three that did not sink were the Aquatania, The Britannic and the Fort Townshend.

Luxury Liner Row, Manhattan, New York, 1939

Luxury Liner Row, Manhattan, New York, 1939 - From top to Bottom are "Monarch of…

Cunard Line's Aquitania arriving in Southampton on 4 September, 1945. She was the only liner to serve the Allied cause with distinction in both World Wars.

Cunard Line's Aquitania arriving in Southampton on 4 September, She was the only liner to serve the Allied cause with distinction in both World Wars.

The Campaign in New Guinea, December 1942 - 1943: Australian soldiers advance along the coast toward Salamaua.

The Campaign in New Guinea, December 1942 - Australian soldiers advance along the coast toward Salamaua.

New Guinea. Buna Dec 42 32 divsion red arrows captured jap machine gun

New Guinea. Buna Dec 42 32 divsion red arrows captured jap machine gun

General Leslie Morshead, brilliant commander of the Australian Forces and defender of Tobruk

General Leslie Morshead, brilliant commander of the Australian Forces and defender of Tobruk, pin by Paolo Marzioli

One third of the Australians killed in action in the Middle East lost their lives in the Tobruk campaign.

One third of the Australians killed in action in the Middle East lost their lives in the Tobruk campaign. I had two uncles that were there and fortunately returned home

Greenslopes Hospital 1952

Greenslopes Hospital 1952

Soldados británicos en sus posiciones defensivas en Tobruk. 1942.

Colourised Photos : British soldiers of the Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment man a Bren gun in defences around Tobruk, Libya. of November

Aquitania is thought to have been the most beautiful of all the four-stackers. In fact, she even earned herself the nickname as the "Ship Beautiful". Even today, her name brings the image of the illustrious pre-World War I floating palaces. She was long and slender, and had four funnels, which all worked, which means that they were all used to disperse smoke and exhausts, instead of any number of them being ventilators. Furthermore, she had a pleasing counter stern.

Aquitania is thought to have been the most beautiful of all the four-stackers…

Interiors, RMS Aquitania (1914). Image source here .

Interiors, RMS Aquitania Image source here .