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RMS Queen Elizabeth 1945 #1043209
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A whole generation who never told their stories, but they would never have forgotten them.

The liner "Queen Elizabeth" bringing American troops into NY Harbor at the end of WWII, 1945


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Gosh all those Yanks wonder she doesn't sink. Everybody must have been so happy, at least in those times you knew who your enemy was eh Granny, not like today? My mum was in the ATS and she said it was the best time of her life , even though there was the bombing and families being torn apart by the fighting. Everybody lived for the moment and United to fight for Britain!! She was only 48 when she died ,bless her...

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My grandmother was on board for many of these trips according to her discharge book, sadly all records of troop ships where destroyed in 1951 records are gradually being put together.

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In those days, cruise liners looked like ships. Today, they are like horrible boring blocks of flats plonked precariously on top of a hull and to my eye anyway, look absolutely vile.

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Originally Posted by saltytom
My grandmother was on board for many of these trips according to her discharge book, sadly all records of troop ships where destroyed in 1951 records are gradually being put together.


Was your grandmother a nurse, Saltytom ?


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Yes,she sailed with White Star / Cunard 1930 to 1960

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Thirty years ! I had a Gt. aunt who worked on the Mauretania as a nurse,sometime between the wars. She loved the life, although circumstances had forced her into it initially.

Your grandmother must have had a strong character to be amongst those young and battered men, and to be sailing the seas during such a time.

I worked on the Irish crossing during the Irish troubles. That was bad enough . Young lads travelling across with their unit. Vomit everywhere !!

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I think if she were still alive she would say her religion/faith helped her she had spoken of becoming a nun when she was young.


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