Francoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3845 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2075 times:
Great vid, thanks.
What a sleek ship it was...
Also the longest (though not largest) passenger ship ever until the QM2 came along in 2004.
It is quite ironic that one of the decisions that led the the eventual early demise of this ship was that of the government to subsidize the Concorde program instead of financing the French Line which operated it...
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
Thank you so much for posting this video. "Le France" (as we called her) was a part of my younger years. She was awesome. I got to see her in Le Havre heaps of times.
I love the song in the video. It is old fashioned and it suits her so well. She was definitely stylish, long and lean like the QE2. I love them both dearly!
I happened to have an uncle who was a customs officer in Le Havre. We went on board when she was in the harbour. I had the chance to go on board many ships at the time. One liner that really struck me during my childhood was SS "Liberté", also from Compagnie Générale Transatlantique and then another liner named "Louis Lumière". Both were pre-France ocean liners. I will never forget them.
I got to sail on "Le France" before she ever became the Norway.
So many memories...
[Edited 2009-01-25 05:07:08]
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde