12 March 2010


From The Sydney Morning Herald on this day in 1937:


British Shipping Prestige.


Mr. Norman Wilson, a member of the Legacy Club, who addressed the club yesterday on some experiences during his recent European tour, said that before the liner Queen Mary broke the Transatlantic record in four days seven hours the prestige of British liners on that run was at stake. 

Many American travellers [sic], Mr. Wilson said, were disappointed when the Queen Mary failed to come up to expectations, so far as breaking the record was concerned, and they were changing from British to French ships on the Transatlantic route. Therefore, all British people were thankful when the Queen Mary recaptured the record.

Mr. Wilson was a passenger on the Queen Mary during the vessel's record-breaking voyage.

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