Konings, Chris.


Wellingborough, 1st.ed., 1985. 124 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs, sketches, etc. D.j. 31 x 23cm. Edge of d.j. slightly chipped ; d.j. spine faded o/w V.G. Launched in 1938, the QUEEN ELIZABETH was called-up for war before she was even completed, and was still unfinished when she made her dramatic maiden voyage across the Atlantic in February 1940 in complete radio silence. A few months later she left New York for Australia to be equipped as a troopship, and in this guise spent the rest of the war ferrying Commonwealth and US troops across the Atlantic and Pacific war zones - as well as German POWs in the opposite direction. Based largely on personal reminiscences, the author recalls those dark and dangerous years during which the liner performed invaluable service. Illustrated with many remarkable photographs, and sketches by an Australian artist who was a member of her crew. THE STORY OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH DURING WWII IN WORDS AND PICTURES.

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