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Masters of the Italian Line


Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello
by Ian Sebire

The 1960s saw a steady succession of elaborate new ‘ships of state’. They populated the world’s sea lanes, in futile defiance of the aircraft that flew above them. The Italian Line introduced Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello, the largest, fastest and most prestigious passenger liners in the nation’s post-war merchant marine. Named after the Renaissance masters, this book tells their stories, from troubled inception to heart-rending finale. It explains their design origins and interior décor, relates the triumph and tragedy of their all-too-brief careers and provides an insight into what it was like to live, work and take passage on these vessels, each with their own special personality. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book pays tribute to the iconic ships of the Italian Line and the people who brought them to life. 96 pages.

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Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello


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