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The Story of the QE2

Forty years ago, the crowds gathered in Clydebank to celebrate the launch of 'the most beautiful ship in the world'.

Elaine C Smith remembers watching the QE2 celebrations on television as a child, and in the first of two programmes commemorating the anniversary, she meets some of the people who were involved in creating this world famous liner.

She finds out what it took to create a ship of this size without modern technology, and finally gets her chance to go onboard and try out the view from the bridge.

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20070919

The Story of the QE2

Forty years ago, the crowds gathered in Clydebank to celebrate the launch of 'the most beautiful ship in the world'. Elaine C Smith remembers watching the QE2 celebrations on television as a child, and in the first of two programmes commemorating the anniversary, she meets some of the people who were involved in creating this world famous liner.

She finds out what it took to create a ship of this size without modern technology, and finally gets her chance to go onboard and try out the view from the bridge.

20070920
20070926

Elaine C Smith continues her investigation into the history of the QE2, from the ship's launch 40 years ago up to the present day. She discovers more about the QE2's colourful career and her legacy back home.

20070927
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1/2. The Story of the QE2

Forty years ago, the crowds gathered in Clydebank to celebrate the launch of 'the most beautiful ship in the world'. Elaine C Smith remembers watching the QE2 celebrations on television as a child, and in the first of two programmes commemorating the anniversary, she meets some of the people who were involved in creating this world famous liner.

She finds out what it took to create a ship of this size without modern technology, and finally gets her chance to go onboard and try out the view from the bridge.

20080102

2/2. The Story of the QE2.

Elaine C Smith continues her investigation into the history of the QE2, from the ship's launch 40 years ago up to the present day. She discovers more about the QE2's colourful career and her legacy back home.

012007091920070920

The Story of the QE2

Forty years ago, the crowds gathered in Clydebank to celebrate the launch of 'the most beautiful ship in the world'.

Elaine C Smith remembers watching the QE2 celebrations on television as a child, and in the first of two programmes commemorating the anniversary, she meets some of the people who were involved in creating this world famous liner.

She finds out what it took to create a ship of this size without modern technology, and finally gets her chance to go onboard and try out the view from the bridge.

012007091920070920

The Story of the QE2

Forty years ago, the crowds gathered in Clydebank to celebrate the launch of 'the most beautiful ship in the world'.

Elaine C Smith remembers watching the QE2 celebrations on television as a child, and in the first of two programmes commemorating the anniversary, she meets some of the people who were involved in creating this world famous liner.

She finds out what it took to create a ship of this size without modern technology, and finally gets her chance to go onboard and try out the view from the bridge.

01*20080101

1/2.

The Story of the QE2

Forty years ago, the crowds gathered in Clydebank to celebrate the launch of 'the most beautiful ship in the world'.

Elaine C Smith remembers watching the QE2 celebrations on television as a child, and in the first of two programmes commemorating the anniversary, she meets some of the people who were involved in creating this world famous liner.

She finds out what it took to create a ship of this size without modern technology, and finally gets her chance to go onboard and try out the view from the bridge.

01*20080101

1/2.

The Story of the QE2

Forty years ago, the crowds gathered in Clydebank to celebrate the launch of 'the most beautiful ship in the world'.

Elaine C Smith remembers watching the QE2 celebrations on television as a child, and in the first of two programmes commemorating the anniversary, she meets some of the people who were involved in creating this world famous liner.

She finds out what it took to create a ship of this size without modern technology, and finally gets her chance to go onboard and try out the view from the bridge.

022007092620070927

Elaine C Smith continues her investigation into the history of the QE2, from the ship's launch 40 years ago up to the present day.

She discovers more about the QE2's colourful career and her legacy back home.

022007092620070927

Elaine C Smith continues her investigation into the history of the QE2, from the ship's launch 40 years ago up to the present day.

She discovers more about the QE2's colourful career and her legacy back home.

02*20080102

2/2.

The Story of the QE2.

Elaine C Smith continues her investigation into the history of the QE2, from the ship's launch 40 years ago up to the present day.

She discovers more about the QE2's colourful career and her legacy back home.

02*20080102

2/2.

The Story of the QE2.

Elaine C Smith continues her investigation into the history of the QE2, from the ship's launch 40 years ago up to the present day.

She discovers more about the QE2's colourful career and her legacy back home.