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Normandie crew, London, 1939, KEYSTONE

Normandie crew, London, 1939, KEYSTONE

Description :

Unique vintage print coming directly from the KEYSTONE fund.

Caption backside :
"The crew of Normandie reading the news on the war on the quay of New York, waiting for the government to give them permission to return to France."

The 139th crossing of Normandy begins on Wednesday August 23 with arrival in NY on Monday August 28. The declaration of war surprised him in New York, and on September 6,orders were given to disarm the ship.

He remained in the care of his French crew until December 16, 1941,
date of its seizure by the Americans. They renamed it Lafayette, under the US flag, and undertook to transform it into a troop transport.

Photographer(s) :

Shooting date :

1939

Printing date :

1939

Topics :

  • Life Scene
  • New York
  • Report

Signature :

Agency Stamp

State :

Very Good

Size (in) :

5 x 8

Image Size (in) :

5 x 8

Photo medium

Silver Print

Price :

450.00 €

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