At the beginning of the decade Southampton took pride of place as the principal port for transatlantic passenger liners. The effects of the great depression were softened by the decision to extend the docks by reclaiming Western Bay from the sea. The end of the decade was to see Southampton's darkest hour and the 'new' or Western Docks were to provide the springboard for the liberation of Europe. CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO BRING UP THE VIDEO.
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