My father, Edward Roberts, was aboard the maiden voyage of the liner America, which left New York on August 10, 1940. Here is his amazing 37-minute home movie of the adventure, including details of ship and passengers as well as shore excursions in St. Thomas, San Juan, Port-au-Prince, and Havana.

Here he is with fellow travelers in the Sans Souci restaurant (that’s Ed, second from left):

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And here they are in Sloppy Joe’s bar, with my dad at the far left:

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I regret selling this to a guy in France, long before I knew I had the above film to digitize: