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Back to the 1960s Gallery

Bringing history from the AFP archives into your space with prints from the 1960s, a tumultuous & divisive decade in world history

Choose from 16 pictures in our Back to the 1960s collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.

France-Ship-Launching Featured Back to the 1960s Image


The ocean liner "France" is launched on May 11, 1960 at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard, in the port of Saint-Nazaire (France), in front of thousands of spectators.
The France was a Compagnie Gnrale Transatlantique ocean liner, constructed by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire. Launched 11 May 1960, she was put into service in February 1962, combining regular transatlantic crossings - six days and nights - with winter cruises, as well as two world circumnavigations. The France was later renamed SS Norway and undertook mostly cruises for Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). / AFP PHOTO / -

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