The Blue Funnel Legend: History of the Ocean Steam Ship Company, 1865-1973

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Charting the origins and evolution of the Blue Funnel Shipping Line, this book traces its history through both world wars, the 1930s depression and the new challenges of containerization in the 1960s. It discusses the current role of agencies, conferences, singular management structure and key individuals. Blue Funnel ships held a unique place in Britain's shipping industry for more than a century. Starting as pioneers of cargo liners between Liverpool and the Far East in 1866, the Company maintained a reputation built on its vessels, crews, shore staff and management. Malcolm Falkus has publihed widely in the fields of international economic history and business history. His books include Readings in the History of Economic Growth and Britain Transformed: An Economic and Social History of Britain, 1700-1914 .