Secrets Of The Lost Liners

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Secrets Of The Lost Liners

Titanic sank with a terrible death toll in 1912 but soon World War I overshadowed the tragedy and she almost vanished from memory. But decades later, two very different men had dreams and ambitions to re-discover her, not just the missing wreck, but also bring back her memory an...

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Season 1
This German flagship doubled as the Titanic in a 1942 Nazi propaganda film - and her eventual demise would be equally tragic. As the Second World War came to an end, the ship was housing thousands of concentration camp prisoners when it was bombed by the British. Thousands of innocent people died. But how did such a dreadf...
The pride of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, the Rex was once the fastest liner on the Atlantic. So precious was she that when the WWII came, the Rex was not turned into a troop ship but instead was carefully protected throughout the conflict. So why was she still attacked and destroyed by the Allies even after Italy's ...
Two of America's best female designers helped create this elegant vessel, which went on to become one of the longest serving liners in history. After changing hands many times over the decades, the SS America ended her life as a dramatic wreck on the shores of the Canary Islands.
When she launched in the 1950s, this elegant and modern vessel was the envy of other shipping companies. With her sleek lines and stylish interiors, the Andrea Doria attracted the most glamorous Hollywood stars. But on her 51st voyage across the Atlantic to America, she collided with another liner and capsized. How could t...
Queen Elizabeth - this floating palace served as a troop-ship during the Second World War, ferrying American soldiers to Europe while dodging the attention of Hitler's U-Boats. In peacetime, she then became one of the most beloved ocean liners ever to sail the ocean. When she was sold to a Hong Kong shipping tycoon in 1970...
The Normandie was the most expensive and extravagant ocean liner ever built. A symbol of French national pride, her designer was in fact a brilliant Russian immigrant. But even he could not stop fire destroying his art deco masterpiece in 1942. Was her demise in New York during the Second World War an accident though, or w...
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