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A collection of Union-Castle Line ephemera.

A collection of Union-Castle Line ephemera.
Union-Castle Line ephemera.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: D4789
Description: The Union-Castle was a popular line with British tourists and emigrants to South Africa. The line's vessels operated from the East India Dock and the King George V Dock. In 1952 British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) began its first commercial jet passenger service between London and Johannesburg. In response, Union-Castle emphasised the fun aspects associated with travelling to South Africa by ship.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 20th Century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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