Saturday, March 28, 2020

Paris to New York City on the SS Normandie (1939)

Surely one of the most beautiful ships ever, the ocean liner SS Normandie first hit the open seas in 1935. Flagship of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, she lived a short life, capsizing in 1942 as she sat in her berth at New York's Pier 88 while undergoing conversion to a troopship.

Her beauty lives in the above film taken on one of the Normandie's westbound trips. (While the film begins at Paris, the ship's voyage starts at her home port of La Havre.)

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