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The cafe.<br />
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Remarkable photos of the iconic ocean liner SS Normandie which was like a 'floating palace' have come to light over 80 years later.<br />
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The giant 1,000ft long French passenger ship was the largest of her type in the world and won the coveted 'Blue Riband' for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic.<br />
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English photographer Percy Byron's photos show the liner's luxurious 'Art Deco' interior with its chandeliers and pillars of Lalique glass.<br />
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The vessel, which launched in 1935, even boasted its own swimming pool and a gym where young women can be seen doing aerobics while a man in a suit trains with a punch bag.