SS NORMANDIE Burns & Sinks N. Y. HARBOR 1942 Newspaper

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
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  • Sold Date: Feb 27, 2008
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SS NORMANDIE Burns & Sinks N. Y. HARBOR 1942 Newspaper is a complete, genuine historic newspaper with the following title, date and description: THE NEW YORK TIMES , February 10, 1942. * SS Normandie burns and sinks in New York Harbor This 70+ page newspaper has a three line, six column headline on the front page: "THE NORMANDIE SWEPT BY FOUR-HOUR FIRE; 1 DEAD, 128 HURT, THREE DECKS DESTROYED; SINGAPORE BATTLE RAGES; BATAVIA RAIDED" with many subhead and nice photo of the burning ship also on the front page. What better paper to have this in than the New York Times ? Other news of the day throughout. Slight browning around the margins, otherwise in good condition. source: wikipedia: The Normandie was a Frenchocean liner built in Saint-NazaireFrance for Compagnie Gnrale Transatlantique. When launched in 1932 she was the largest and fastest ship in the world, and she maintains the distinction of being the most powerful steam turbo-electric propelled passenger ship ever built. Her novel design features and lavish interiors have led many to consider her the greatest of all ocean liners. Despite this, she was not a commercial success, and relied partly on government subsidy to operate.

In 1942, while being converted to a troopship during World War II, Normandie caught fire, capsized, and sank at the New York Passenger Ship Terminal.

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