Secrets of the Lost Liners: Il De France (Sky History, Monday 3 June 2024)

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The documentary series Secrets of the Lost Liners returns with an episode focused on the ill-fated Ile de France. Airing on Sky History on Monday 3 June, this episode explores the story of a luxury ocean liner that was once a source of great pride for France.

The episode examines the rich history of the Ile de France, which played a crucial role during the Second World War, saving many lives. After emerging from the conflict, the ship faced an unexpected fate. Just before being scrapped, the Ile de France was used as a floating prop in the 1960 disaster film The Last Voyage by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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This installment of Secrets of the Lost Liners provides a detailed account of the ship’s past, from its construction to its heroic actions during the war and its eventual demise. With expert insights and never-before-seen footage, the episode offers a comprehensive look at the Ile de France’s impact on maritime history.

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Secrets of the Lost Liners: Il De France airs on Sky History on Monday, 3 June 2024, at 10:00 pm.

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