Amazing Normandie photos

LizzieNo1
13th December 2008, 11:23
This I came upon by accident, I was in jaw drop mode looking at these.
Normandie Photos (http://images.google.com/images?ndsp=18&hl=en&q=normandie+source:life&start=0&sa=N)

Lizzie

R58484956
13th December 2008, 12:16
Very sad photo's indeed.

Fairfield
15th December 2008, 11:16
Some good ones of FRANCE as well-mostly interior shots.

betty treeacy
20th August 2010, 20:08
Are there any pictures of the S.S.Creemuir sunk on the 11th Nov. 1940 off Aberdeen?

Klaatu83
21st August 2010, 14:13
Some of the interior decorations and furnishings, which were removed before the fire broke out, are still on display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

At the time there were rumors of sabotage, and the the image of the wrecked Normandie even appeared briefly in the 1942 Alfred Hitchcock film "Sabotage". However, the official story is that the fire was caused by careless shipyard workers, who were carrying out welding in too close proximity to a pile of kapok life jackets.

bobw
21st August 2010, 14:21
How odd. Most of the colour photos of Normandie show her laying on her Port side but one shows her laying on the Starboard side. :confused:

jimmyc
18th February 2012, 06:00
This I came upon by accident, I was in jaw drop mode looking at these.
Normandie Photos (http://images.google.com/images?ndsp=18&hl=en&q=normandie+source:life&start=0&sa=N)

Lizzie
My father witnessed this event he was in Brooklyn at the time

jimmyc
18th February 2012, 06:02
How odd. Most of the colour photos of Normandie show her laying on her Port side but one shows her laying on the Starboard side. :confused:

depends how it was scanned
you can flip the photo to correct it laying on its port side

Jeff Taylor
18th February 2012, 16:30
Pardon me for a VERY minor point, but the Hitchcock film which had the brief shot of the Normandie capsized was "Saboteur". "Sabotage" was a 1936 British film.

david m leadbetter
15th March 2012, 13:41
When a ship meets this kind of tragic end it really is a tragedy. One can be forgiven for thinking of sabotage. Too many fine vessels have had this end to their carreers.

stophernola
24th June 2013, 05:12
The Museum of the City of New York has a large number of photos (300+) in their collection, including dozens of interiors I have never seen and I own every book ever published. There is a free registration to view and you can copy LR for personal use or buy HR. http://collections.mcny.org/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=Home

R58484956
24th June 2013, 20:26
Greetings stophernola and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

ben27
28th June 2013, 02:07
good morning lizzie no1.13 December 2008,20:23.re:amazing normandie photos,just found this old thread,they are truly amazing photos,the price of war.if there is such a thing,thank you for posting,regards ben27

Davesdream
28th June 2013, 02:44
Indeed...some good photo's of a tragic event. The enginner who worked on the ship offered to the USN in the early stages of the fire to go done to the engine room and counter flood the ship so it would not capsize, the USN said NO this is a Navy job. Sad event, that could have saved this ship.

There is a video online showing the where and how they righted the ship after 4 years of work.

Regards