Far East campaign souvenir, 1934-1938 on Félix Roussel ocean liner.
Silk embroidery, with metallic threads depicting the Félix Roussel ocean liner and souvenir medallions with oval photograph portraits.
This embroidered panel is a Félix Roussel souvenir, among Messageries Maritimes ocean liners. The Messageries Maritimes was a French company that worked for several men and women to reunite in the colonies for a few decades. The Félix Roussel was launched from Saint Nazaire in 1929 and his first departure from Marseille to Japan was in 1931. The first ship from a series of luxury liners with diesel engine, the Félix Roussel was destined for Far East travel. During WWII, it was requisitioned by the Allies along the Suez Canal in 1940 and was employed for transporting military troops between Bombay and Egypt. It returned to France in 1946. Was sold successively after 1955 to two different maritime companies, it became a floating hotel before being demolished in 1974 in Bilbao, Spain.
Condition report :
- Items quantity: 1
- Height in cm : 57 cm
- Width in cm : 85 cm
- Depth in cm : 15 cm
- Expertissim Reference: 2015030350
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