• Short Summary

    A CHORUS OF SHIPS' SIRENS, WHISTLES AND CHEERS GREETED THE FRENCH LINER "FRANCE", THE WORLD'S LONGEST LINER, WHEN SHE STEAMED INTO NEW YORK FEB 8 AT THE END OF HER FIRST REGULAR RUN ACROSS THE ATLANTIC.

  • Description

    1.
    LS. PRESS WAVING TILT UP TO S.S. "FRANCE" ANCHORED AT IMMIGRATION.
    0.08

    2.
    FULL SHOT..S.S. "FRANCE"
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    3.
    SV. FLAGS FLYING S.S. "FRANCE"
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    4.
    SV. SIDE SHOT SHOWING SMOKE STACKS.
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    5.
    SV. CAPT. GEORGES CROISILE AT PRESS CONFERENCE.
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    6.
    LV. TUGS FOLLOWING SHIP SKYLINE BACKGROUND.
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    7.
    SV. REACTION SHOT 2 PASSENGERS.
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    8.
    SV. REACTION SHOT WOMAN PASSENGER.
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    9.
    SV. PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH FRENCH SINGER JULIET GRECO.
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    10.
    CU. JULIET GRECO.
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    11.
    LV. FIREBOATS.
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    12.
    SV. CROWDS ON DECK SKYLINE BACKGROUND.
    0.51

    13.
    SV. SHIP INTO PIER.
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    14.
    SV. S.S. "FRANCE" DOCKED AND TIE-UP.
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    Background: A CHORUS OF SHIPS' SIRENS, WHISTLES AND CHEERS GREETED THE FRENCH LINER "FRANCE", THE WORLD'S LONGEST LINER, WHEN SHE STEAMED INTO NEW YORK FEB 8 AT THE END OF HER FIRST REGULAR RUN ACROSS THE ATLANTIC.

    THOUSANDS OF ONLOOKERS ON THE LOWER TIP OF MANHATTAN ISLAND JOINED IN THE WELCOME, AND FOUR CITY FIREBOATS SENT GREAT JETS OF WATER ALOFT AS THE 1,035-FOOT SHIP PASSED THE STATUE OF LIBERTY.

    THE "FRANCE" CARRIES A MAXIMUM OF 2,044 PASSENGERS, 590 OF THEM FIRST CLASS.THIS REPRESENTS A CONSIDERABLE ADDITION TO THE SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE SMALLER LINER "LIBERTE" BEFORE SHE WAS WITHDRAWN FROM SERVICE IN NOVEMBER.WITHIN A YEAR SHE WILL HAVE PROVIDED ABOUT 92,000 ONE-WAY BERTHS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC AT A TIME WHEN SEA TRAVEL ON THIS ROUTE IS DECREASING.

    AN INTERESTING FEATURE OF THE LINER ARE THE FUNNELS.THEY ARE OF RADICAL DESIGN, EACH BEING CROWNED WITH AILERONS SERVING AS SMOKE DETECTORS.THESE GIVE THE FUNNELS A STREAMLINED LOOK WHILE BLOWING HER SMOKE TO WINDWARD AGAINST A SIDE WIND.THE AIR FOIL EFFECT OF THE BIG WINGS LIFTS THE SMOKE UP AND AWAY FROM THE SHIP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4DAWNTIEDPQI9P2FRSTSWR66I
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DAWNTIEDPQI9P2FRSTSWR66I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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