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Salvaging a sense of history

It was just before lunchtime on 30 December, 1915. The British liner SS Persia was on the well-travelled empire run from London to Bombay, carrying over 500 passengers. The world was at war but, as the ship left the Maltese port of Valletta to make its way across the Mediterranean to the Suez canal, the trenches must have seemed a long way away.

 
 
 

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