• Short Summary

    Madame Lebrun, wife of the French President launches the liner 'Normandie' - Her husband looks on.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "St Nazaire. World's largest Liner - 75,000 ton 'Normandie' launched by Mme. Lebrun, wife of the French President - who described it as a 'superb floating cathedral'."

    St. Nazaire, France.

    French President Albert Lebrun walks past camera.

    High angle shot of Madame Lebrun on a platform with naval officer.

    Cut away to the President looking on.

    Madame Lebrun releases the bottle of champagne which breaks against the side of the ship.

    Close shot of the stern of the ship as it moves down the launch way.

    The watching crowd, including the President, applaud.

    Shots from the rear of the ship as it moves down towards the water. A large crowd are gathered to watch the launch. (Sound track runs out)

    Side view of the liner 'Normandie' at the dock.

    N.B. See UN 63 Y for another version of this event.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    687.30
    Media URN:
    5244
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:44:00 / 01:36:41:00
    Canister:
    32/88

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The launch took place on 29 October 1932.

    "Madame Lebrun" is Marguerite Lebrun.

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