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RMS Queen Mary 2 visits Melbourne

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Some years ago now, in the year the Queen Mary 2 made its maiden voyage, I made a video about the liner. I called it The QM2 Project.  It covered some of the history of the British Royal Family from Queen Victoria to her daughter-in-law Mary of Teck who became the wife of King George V.  It showed the building …

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Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth revisited

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It’s now over a year since I made several posts about the official naming ceremony for the new Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth.  Since then a number of interesting videos have been published on YouTube, and I’m going to present those I especially like, not only for the video, but for the background music and in some cases, live audio.   I’ll start …

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The Age for iPad

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One hundred years ago today, on 31st May 1911, the hull of the RMS Titanic was launched (see feature photo on home page).   And on this day in 2011 The Age, Melbourne’s daily broadsheet morning newspaper, launched its new iPad app – The Age for iPad.  A similar app for the iPad was also launched today for the Sydney Morning Herald. …

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The Queen Elizabeth – part 3

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On Sunday last week I made a post about the new Cunard cruise liner Queen Elizabeth to be officially named next day by the Queen at a naming ceremony at Southampton in the UK.   On Tuesday I posted Cunard’s video of the event from their YouTube channel. Today I’m posting the royal video from the Queen’s YouTube channel. As you can …

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The Queen Elizabeth named

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Here is the video of the ship and the naming ceremony yesterday.  I’m thrilled with the way they did this video, and especially the music. The Royal Bentley looks great. Don’t miss the Queen’s reaction during the speech by the President and Managing Director of Cunard Line when he mentions that during the company’s 170 year history it has owned …