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    #16
    Re: s/s NORMANDIE

    Steve,

    You might need to search for GROUPS... there is one group... mmm... was it called S S Normandie or something, and another group called Lovers of Ocean Liners, and yet another one called Classical Liners...
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      #17
      Re: s/s NORMANDIE

      Originally posted by pakarang View Post
      Steve,

      You might need to search for GROUPS... there is one group... mmm... was it called S S Normandie or something, and another group called Lovers of Ocean Liners, and yet another one called Classical Liners...
      Classic Liners & Vintage Cruise Ships Unlimited: https://www.facebook.com/groups/107714749279209/

      Lovers Of The Ocean Liners: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OceanLiners/

      SS NORWAY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2350372402/

      Admirers of the SS Normandie: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2396901265/

      Are these the new ways of sharing passions? Are groups such as these dooming the much more heavier forums?
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        #18
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        Thanks for the links, turned out that the facebook search is fussy on things like S.S, searching SS done the trick. I see what you mean, there is a lot of posting going on, lots of photos and lots of comments to go with each one. But i guess with the very nature of facebook - millions of people aware of it, it's only natural it will find more people. At the end of the day it will always come down to people own individual choices. I for one am not a great fan of facebook and much prefer the more relaxed family sort of atmosphere we have with CVF. Maybe i would get the same sort of feeling on facebook if i had one common interest, for instance being an ex crew member on something like the Norway. Then maybe i would be happy to spend time on that one particular group.

        But in my view CVF wins hands down when it comes to a group of members having an interest over a wider field. The fact that we have familiar family members popping up across our board, commenting on numerous subjects, makes CVF a much more comfortable and cosy environment to spend time. I wonder how many members of the various facebook groups actually interact together in other facebook groups?

        Facebook is just so huge, it is like a forum with tens of thousands of threads, probably hundreds of thousands. Easy to get lost amongst that lot, not so easy to get lost amongst our own friendly forum. This is why, given the choice, i would prefer to spend an evening on CVF, rather than an evening on facebook.

        Now that really was a bit off topic, seeing that we are in the SS Normandie thread, but hey, this is CV and we just love to wander from time to time!
        Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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          #19
          Re: s/s NORMANDIE

          Came across this second hand book with tons of never-seen (at least to me) images of the Normandie and some other ocean liners...

          Sadly, it's all in French... and my French is terrible...

          Planning to sell the book on again once I have studied all the images in depth.... offers can be sent.

          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            #20
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            I wonder if it is financially possible to build a near replica of the SS Normandie and have all of her surviving fittings that made up the First Class Public rooms returned to the ship? It would be interesting if someone might one day do so.

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              #21
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              you can aso keep the book and learn french.
              best regards Thijs

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                #22
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                Originally posted by janihudi View Post
                you can aso keep the book and learn french.
                Hahahahaha.... good idea, but right now, I'm in the middle of learning Hindi language... and one language at a time is more than enough for me.
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  #23
                  Thread unlocked at Pakarang's request. Reattributed to Noel (TDM99).
                  Cheers,

                  Mark.

                  www.pologlover.co.uk

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                    #24
                    HELP ME PLEASE!

                    What song is playing in the background of this film featuring the Normandie?

                    Episode 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfoElKJzVbA

                    Episode 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN3LzbNieWI

                    Episode 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdBctFkEurs
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      #25
                      The music is "Bolero" by the French composer Maurice Ravel.

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                        #26
                        Really? I have already purchased that one in iTUNES.... but really didn't connect them as the same.....
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          #27
                          That piece probably became the most well-known music of the time when the ice-skating pair Torvill and Dean used it to win the gold medal at the Winter Olympics 1984. The steady, so steady, rising crescendo throughout is mesmeric and I still find it absolutely spell-binding.
                          Ivy

                          "To thine own self be true.......
                          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                            #28
                            Dear Ivy,

                            I totally agree with you.... I love that piece, but for some reason, I didn't connect those two together.

                            It is as you say, mesmeric and spell binding!
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              #29
                              OI....the Normandie-thread needs to be bumped up again to the top... and what better way to do it than with a collection of AWESOME internal workings-images of the ship!

                              http://oceanlinersmagazine.com/2015/...-of-normandie/

                              25 pretty awesome images at that link. I particularly love the bridge and potato peeling machine images!
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              • yvneac
                                yvneac commented
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                                And the wine cellar....It must have been a treasure!

                              #30
                              How sad to see the ship like this, on her way to scrapping:

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5E3ba99p3s

                              ---- but, here are 32 amazingly better images to watch how it was on board this luxury liner. I'm amazed at the tall ceilings and grand rooms, this was something truly magnificent!

                              https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Normandie.html
                              When she made her maiden voyage in 1935 from Le Havre to New York in the States the SS Normandie set the record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic, but it was also the most luxurious.
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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