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  • "No words can express what the country owes to our merchant seamen for their services to the nation during this war."

    Lord Inchcape, AGM, 1917

  • "Every Britisher...is proud of the Peninsular and Oriental Navigation Company. We feel it is part of the British Constitution."

    J. Henniker Heaton, 1913

  • "For all the soul of our sad East is there, Beneath the house-flag of the P&O"

    Rudyard Kipling, 1890

  • "I have just been shipwrecked under the auspices of P&O and I assure you that it is the pleasantest thing imaginable."

    Mrs Dulcimer, 1863

  • ". . . but still the wild wind wakes off Gardafui, And hearts turn eastward with the P&O's."

    Rudyard Kipling, 1890

  • "If you are ever shipwrecked . . . do contrive to get the catastrophe conducted by the Peninsular and Oriental Company."

    Mrs Dulcimer, 1863

  • "P&O is as old as seagoing steamships and its story weaves like a thread through the history of the British Empire."

    David & Stephen Howarth

  • "Every P&O passenger list is a mosaic of British activities, official and unofficial, in the vast and populous regions of the Eastern seas"

    F. A. Hook, 1920

  • "It is generally not appreciated that the P&O Company is one of the very few old Companies whose fortunes were founded on steam."

    W. Girvan, September 1955

  • "In all respects the house flag of the P&O is one of the most perfect I know."

    Colonel E. A. Ewart, 1937

  • "I mean to slip away next month in a P&O steamer, the most comfortable place in the world to be."

    Lord Inchcape, December 1923

  • ". . . the six weeks of the longest P&O voyage - the run to Australia. Such a journey is the cream of human experience."

    Beatrice Grimshaw, 1926

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