Published: November 2018
The Orient Line was once one of the most recognised names operating on the route between Great Britain and Australia, forming an important connection between the many peoples of the Empire. The great vessels of Orient Line included Oronsay, Orsova, Orcades and Oriana.
Despite being formed with no mail subsidy and a dominant competitor in P&O, the Orient Line endured. It survived two world wars, the Great Depression and stormy seas – carrying everything from mail to royalty, troops to tourists.
From the early days of the Orient Line of Clipper Ships through the era of steam driven liners, to the final Orient Line voyage, this book showcases the history of Orient Line with an exquisite collection of rare photographs.
The book includes a selection of some of the stunning posters that promoted Orient Line’s services, and it also has fleet lists with details of the company’s ships, and a handy bibliography giving link to sources of further information.
This is a quality production and serves as a ‘best practice’ example to authors and publishers of how to do a maritime history book.