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L'Atlantique - Daily Newspaper of the French Line - 16 July 1939

Front Page of the L'Atlantique - Daily Newspaper of the French Line for Sunday, 16 July 1939.

Front Page of the L'Atlantique - Daily Newspaper of the French Line for Sunday, 16 July 1939. GGA Image ID # 1016e5cea2

The 16 July 1939 Issue of L'Atlantique offers 16 pages of general interest news for the passengers of the SS Normandie, commanded by Captain E. Payen de la Garanderie. Featured articles include WPA Strike Crisis Continues, Principal Events for August in France, Ships News, and French Poets of the Mediterranean. In English and French.

Cover Photo of Honfleur Harbor, a Seaport Located in the Normandy Region in Northern France.

Cover Photo of Honfleur Harbor, a Seaport Located in the Normandy Region in Northern France. It Is Situated on the Southern Bank of the Seine River Estuary, across from Le Hare and West of Rouen. GGA Image ID # 1017549698

Today's News by Wireless along with News of Events Aboard Ship. Inserts included a colorful menu from Café de la Paix in Paris - Pam-Pam Place de l'Opera. The Menu is printed in English.

The paper had many advertisements, a crossword puzzle, a piece on Masterpoeces of the Montpellier Museum are exhibited at the Orangerie, a bridge problem and solution (card game), and an announcement of the Cinéma - Moving Picutres in the Lounge. That day's feature film was Dodge City by Warner Bros. starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Haviland, Ann Sheridan, and Bruce Cabot. There was also a Dance scheduled for 10 pm that evening.

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