There are old photographs that have been so rarely seen that you can get lost in them for a very long time. Behind every cliché of the past are past lives of thousands of our unknown ancestors, and it is always interesting to contemplate and discover what they tell us about the world and ourselves.
1 – The capsizing of the transatlantic liner SS Normandie on February 9, 1942, on pier 88 in New York.
When it finally enters commercial service, The Normandy is the largest liner in the world. His maiden voyage is surrounded by great prestige, and after 1936, the liner began a career under the sign of luxury. However, it was interrupted by the Second World War and the ship was disarmed and remains docked in the port of New York.
At the end of 1941, it was requisitioned by the United States and renamed USS Lafayette, to be transformed into a troop carrier. However, an accidental fire broke out during the work in 1942, and the tons of water used by firefighters make it capsize.