Lancastria

Lancastria

Postby Naomi Anderson on Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:45 pm

Borrowed a book from my local library about this ship for the 10th time not too long ago. Makes me cry everytime I read it. basically this ship was taken from the Germans during or after World War 1. The ship sank during World War Two and took some amount of people that eclipsed both the Titanic and the Lusitania.
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Karen Kamuda on Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:41 pm

Yes, we definitely agree, it is a tragic story.

We were fortunate to have one of our members who knew some of the survivors contribute their accounts and photographs for an article on the Lancastria in The Titanic Commutator 10 years ago about the ship http://titanichistoricalsociety.net/sto ... cts_id=526

We also carry the book The Sinking of the Lancastria in the Museum Store http://titanichistoricalsociety.net/sto ... cts_id=661

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Re: Lancastria

Postby Naomi Anderson on Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:35 pm

Awesome ! I will check it out sometime. Unfortunately since I am gong to school it is not often that I buy a book.
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Timothy Trower on Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:17 pm

If you are going to read just one book on the Lancastria, make it The Sinking of the Lancastria -- that book is an account of the disaster that takes you, the reader, to the decks of the ship.
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Naomi Anderson on Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:49 am

I have checked that out from the library like 15 times now! I am actually planning to buy the book. I already have librarians complaining about how often I check the book out, it is just that I am going to college so I do not really have the money to buy the book yet. :(
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Tyler J Frederick on Mon May 16, 2011 5:22 pm

I know of the Lancastria. I know she sank with a heavy loss of life. But where can I know more of this ship?
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Timothy Trower on Mon May 16, 2011 8:46 pm

The above mentioned book (available through the THS) is an excellent place to start.
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Tyler J Frederick on Wed May 18, 2011 4:08 pm

The Sinking of the Lancastria Got it Thank you
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Naomi Anderson on Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:57 pm

Haha I just found a local book store that sells it. Why didn't I look there first?
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Timothy Trower on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:07 pm

I'd be very interested in what you think of the book. Feel free to post a review if you wish.
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Naomi Anderson on Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:27 am

I should get it in the mail in three days. I sure will post a review of the book.
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Tyler J Frederick on Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:18 pm

I would love to get the book, but right now, I'm saving for John Maxtone-Graham new book on Titanic, & I'm trying to save money to go to MA for the Memorial. I think I'll order The Sinking of The Lancastria when everything settles.
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Naomi Anderson on Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:00 pm

I can't afford to go to any events this spring... Going to college.
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Tyler J Frederick on Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:45 pm

I want to go to college too, but I saving money for this cenntennial.
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Naomi Anderson on Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:31 pm

I can't go, which sucks because I want to go. So I will do something of my own creation :D
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Naomi Anderson on Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:21 pm

Yay! The book came in the mail, got it for $4.95 The seller said it was "like new" but it looks brand New to me, and is a first edition. Now I am going to start reading it.
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Tyler J Frederick on Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:34 pm

I hope you enjoy it. I might get that book someday. Tell how you like it when you finish.
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Naomi Anderson on Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:53 pm

Yeah, it is difficult at the moment to read because school has started up again. But I will post a review when I can.
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Re: Lancastria

Postby Naomi Anderson on Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:20 pm

Well I finished reading the book. Here is my review for it.

I thought it was an excellent book. It made me not want to put the book down while I was reading it because it was attention grabbing. Jonathan Fenby wrote it in a way that it felt like I was there watching everything unfold as I was reading the book. There were moments that I c ould not put the book down because I wanted to know what happened next, and moments where I cried. It is a book that I would highly recommend as a must read book.
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