25 December 2012

I'll Be Home for Christmas


LONDON, Tuesday,--Britain's largest liners, the Queen Elizabeth, taking 12,000 Canadian troops home, and the Queen Mary, exchanged Christmas greetings by lamps as they passed each other off Bishop's Rock, Land's End. Passengers crammed the rails, cheering. Floodlights illuminated the funnels as the sister ships turned on all available lighting. 

The Queen Mary shortly afterwards docked in Southampton with 1500 passengers, including 200 former prisoners of war from the Pacific, who arrived home just in time for Christmas. 

- Advocate, Burnie, Tas., December 26, 1945


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