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Aquitania

The Aquitania is shown arriving in New York on 16 September, 1939. A group of newsmen can be seen in the foreground on a small press boat; they were covering this arrival because she was the first large merchant ship to arrive in the port camouflaged and armed for defense. The ship had been expec

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What a worrisome, depressing sight this must have been! Only 21 years after the end of the first World War and great ships were again being readied for a frightening and uncertain future. We know AQUITANIA survived World War II, but no one could have foreseen this in the dark autumn days of 1939.
 

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