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William Duncan

The Last Great Cruise of The Queen Mary

of Placentia Calif USA

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Story by: The Queen Mary Archivist

Date added: 14 Oct 2017

Bill Duncan, a staff writer for the Independent, Press-Telegram of Long Beach travelled with his wife for the full voyage.

Bill Duncan was born on 11 April 1929 in Georgia and grew up in Florida. Having taken a journalism degree in Los Angeles, he proceeded to work for the Independent Press-Telegraph in Long Beach.
His writings captivated the mood of America at the time. He captured the best in people or a place … he was a skilled and evocative writer who could capture in a few words an idea or experience.
Bill was a prize-winning columnist for more than 30 years and a journalist all of his life.

He and his wife Ada were dispatched by his newspaper to cover the Final Voyage. Almost every day his column was published, bringing alive the stories of the passengers and crew of the Queen Mary.

Independent, Press-Telegram from Long Beach, by Bill Duncan, Staff Writer

Edited extracts from these reports have been published in RMS Queen Mary – The Final Voyage.

Ferry Publications
ISBN 978 1 9112 6810 9
Details of this book can be viewed with this link

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