The Queen Mary

Crossing the Atlantic

"It was crowded."

"It was about close to October...Well it was crowded, about 5,000 soldiers. And Mickey Rooney was there. He was an entertainer...I was on the 6th level bunks. On the bottom of the ship and I was at the top and had to climb over everybody...They had Italian prisoners up there and they were in the state room and we were wondering, how come they get to go to the state room, you know, on top. And we were on the bottom deck...

The Queen Mary was so fast that the time went right away...We went to Glasgow, Scotland because the Queen Mary couldn’t go into England. Then from Glasgow we went through London, oh and I forgot the name of the town…Liverpool. Then to Le Havre, France up at the north of France."