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Ocean Liners During The War

Ocean Liners During The War

View of two ocean liners, the French SS Normandie (left) and the British RMS Queen Mary, as they share a slip at piers 88 and 90, respectively, New York. New York, November 1939. Also visible at the extreme right, mostly hidden but with its four stacks visible, is the RM

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You found it Das Imperator, I was looking for my copy of this picture but have not found it yet. Your copy shows all of Aquitania's funnels, while I believe mine only shows one or two of them. I like your picture a lot better, the colors are really clean and vibrant, truely something to see, as are the classic cars on the roadway. I've found another B&W picture that shows all of the ships except the Rex at their piers from this timeframe, but it shows the ships from the stern. I'll go ahead and post it later.
 

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Electronically simulated (*))....not true photos I am afraid
 

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If they are false colours, someone's a genius with Photoshop, there's always a trace of the blandness of the b/w image left, and I can't see any here. If Life used it, I'm sure it would have been true colour rather than hand coloured.
 

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Well, sorry lads but it is a simulation ...l

Can you see any people on any of the ships?? ...look at the actual colours on the vessels ...all completely uniform, There are other photos in Ships Nostalgia of this scene with those 3 liners in to compare and you will see there are shades of grey on the QM whereas in this scene none ...all very uniform. The vessel on the port side of the QM has very dark grey funnels in reality, noticeably so. Normandie has a very prominent black window/ hatch on the fore part of the bridge structure prominent in real photos ... not so on this one.

Try this photo which is almost nearly the same shot but ...real..http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/313099/title/liners-in-new-york-at-the-start-of-ww2/cat/520
 

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I have seen this image in the actual 1940's Life Magazine, so I would think it was true color.. You can see a small version of the image in the bottom corner of this 1942 scan of the capsized Normandie

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/data/523/Normandie_capsized2.jpg
 

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My monitor's showing plenty of variation in grey on QM's hull, Barnsey. And Aquitania's stacks appear to me as the darker grey that they appear in other photos.

And that 'black window/hatch' is actually a set of white doors - http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/150623/title/normandie-2c-16-may-1941/cat/520 - that will only show as black in an image if they are open.
 

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