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Inauguration of the liner France

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The transatlantic "France", the day of its launch, May 11, 1960, in the Atlantic shipyards at Saint Nazaire. Several hundred thousand spectators attended this event. The ship was launched at 4:15 p.m., half an hour before high tide. At 4.30 p.m., General de Gaulle delivered a speech, which concludeed with "And now let France end and go to the ocean, to sail and serve!" Long live France, long live France! "

Keywords used by Archives Ouest-France to describe this photograph: Archives Ouest-France 1960, ocean liner, boat at sea, Saint Nazaire, vintage, history, old photography, black and white

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Each print is coated with a protective varnish to ensure long-lasting preservation.


270g/m2 satin-finish paper. The picture is printed on satin paper using the latest inkjet printing technologies.

Mounting on aluminium

The photograph is laminated on a 2mm Dibond aluminium plate with a frame on the back to easily hang the photograph on the wall.


This photograph is sold with a certificate of authenticity.

Available sizes

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Suggested finishes

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This photograph is part of a limited edition of 300 copies worldwide.

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