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In all of history there has never been a conflict like it. In its extent of devastation, the war on the Eastern Front was singular; in Leningrad and the Crimea, in Kiev and Stalingrad, the Soviet Union was destroyed – over 25 million citizens died. In the end what did the German attackers have to show for it?
A broken country, which had lost much of its land, and a people burdened with the awareness that they had launched a racially supremacist war of destruction and also created the harrowing terror of the Holocaust. But during the attack there were so many people - and not simply Germans - who believed that the choice to invade the Soviet Union was a reasoned act in pursuit of German self-preservation and, on top of that, that this was a war the Germans would surely win.
This website looks at conflict on the Eastern Front during World War Two and other events in world history.
Just before world war two was the renowned HMS Mauritania. The second Mauritania was constructed by the Cammell Laird builders in Merseyside. It was notable as the biggest ship built in the UK at that time and was the first new ship brought to the combined Cunard-White Star Line. The Mauretania was created for the London to New York service and was the biggest vessel which ever navigated the Thames or used the docks in the capital. She was also meant to stand in for the Cunard Queen on the service which crossed the Atlantic Ocean when they were doing work on it. Like many ocean ships of her time she also gave fantastic service during the Second World War.
The new Mauritania gave the same first class service, but on a smaller scale than famous Cunard Queens, the Mary and Elizabeth. The Mauretania had huge popularity in the transatlantic passage among those passengers who liked the atmosphere of a smaller ship.
This website looks at the history of this great ship among other historical issues of the time and and honours its unique place in seaside history in the story of Cunard Line and ocean travel in the thirties and in the following decades after the horror of the Second World War.