[OCEAN LINERS] Osaka Shôsen Kaisha. UMI Vol. 12, #11. Osaka, Shôwa 17 [1942]. 24+ pp. 25.6 x 18 cm. Though OSK was later bought out by Mitsui after the the war, at the time they published "THE SEA" as their monthly magazine, they had routes girdling the world. As a rival of NYK Lines, they filled its pages with travelogues, as well as images of the ships and the well-heeled passengers. By the time this issue was published in 1942, the war had begun in earnest with the Allies and the quality of the paper and general tone of the news was declining. Soon most of the great ships would be requisitioned for the war effort and their era would become a thing of the past. Very good.

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