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Let us Discover Fife's Forth Coast
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THIS BOOK CONTAINS B&W IMAGES AND IS PART FOUR OF SCOTLAND'S RIVERS AND COASTS. A journey along the Coast of Fife on the Firth of Forth, visiting all the towns, villages and harbours on the way.... More > Learn of the industry, yesterday and today. Find out about all the churches since Christianity first reached the area. Learn of the men who made the world a better place and of the Scottish Royal Family's love affair with Fife.< Less
To the Breakers: The Death of the Mauretania
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For over 20 years, the Greyhound of the Seas, the Cunard Liner "Mauretania" held the record for the fastest Transatlantic crossing. Much loved and admired, after two decades as the pinnacle... More > of ocean liners, her time came to end. First laid up and then, in a fanfare of nostalgia, consigned to the breaker's yard in Rosyth, she ended her life at the hands of a breaker's torch. Although modern historians revile such an ignominious fate, the "Mauretania's" demise helped to rekindle local industries, her steel helping to build the next generation of ocean liner - and her sumptuous fittings being snapped up by owners of stately homes and public houses to give future generations a hint as to the luxury the "Mauretania" once embodied. To this end, this slim volume recounts the end of the ship's life and the ensuing demolition process, an epilogue often overlooked in many books due to its obvious distasteful nature to ocean liner enthusiasts.< Less
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