Thursday, 30 June 2011
Above, a Breuget Bizerte flying boat, and below, the SS Kaiser Wilhelm II. These are working drawings for one of my current projects.
The Bizerte was built for the French Navy in the 1930s. After the fall of France, the Luftwaffe flew captured Bizertes in German colours.
The SS Kaiser Wilhelm II was a German passenger steamer built in 1903. She spent most of the first world war docked in New York, until the US entered the war and siezed the ship for use as a troop carrier, renaming her Agamemnon. There is a striking panorama photo here of Agamemnon arriving in Boston in 1919, bringing troops home from Europe.