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Speed Machines - The Great Ocean Going Liners 
Series Synopsis: Speed Machines tells the story of eight battles to design and build the fastest car, ship, plane, boat and train. It seems that as soon as we were able to build these vehicles, there was someone who wanted theirs to go faster than anyone else's. In these stories we meet the people who tried everything they knew to beat the competition and we re-live their successes and failures. Above all, we meet the winners – the people who designed, built and then raced the fastest speed machines of their time.
The Great Ocean Going Liners - The rivalry between British and French passenger liners during the 1930s, as both nations vied for the prestigious Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic crossing.
The construction of Britain’s fastest ship, the Queen Mary, ground to a halt when investors pulled out, leaving the French to complete the Normandie and win the award unchallenged. It would be more than nine months before the British broke their opponents’ record.
Original Air Date: Channel 4 2003
Recorded: Discovery Knowledge Monday 16 February 2009 4:00pm
Filename: Speed Machines - The Great Ocean Going Liners [XVid] .avi
Size: 500 Mb
Frame Size: 720 x 464
Frame Rate: 25 fps
Bit Rate: 1460 kbps
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