BBC Time Shift - The Last Days of the Liners (2009)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3080 Kbps | 58 min 59 s | 1.32 GiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: EnglishGenre: Documentary
Tells the story of how, in the years following the Second World War, countries competed to launch the most magnificent passenger ships on the great ocean routes. National pride and prestige were at stake. The Americans had the United States, the fastest liner of all; the Dutch had the elegant Rotterdam; the Italians had the sleek Michelangelo; the French had the France as their supreme symbol of national culture and cuisine; and Britain had the Queens Mary and Elizabeth. The coming of the jetliner and the 1960s' assault on class and privilege might have swept this world away, but as the film explains, the giant vessels sailed on.