Cunard Line Advertising Lithograph





Cunard Line Advertising Lithograph 1948.  Pictured is the RMS Franconia, moored outside Quebec city, with the Chateau Frontenac in the background.  The second Franconia was launched in 1922, after the first one sunk in WWI having been torpedoed by a German U-boat.  The ship was painted white to commemorate a round-the-world cruise in the 1930s, before being put into service for the British Army in WWII. Her war service is notable, as she carried Winston Churchill and the British envoy to the Yalta Conference. As the war wound down, she carried war brides and children from Europe to Canada, and was eventually returned to Cunard in 1948.  The RMS Franconia sailed the route from Liverpool to Quebec (pictured above) on a regular basis after the war.

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