Mom of the Sixth Fleet
All the sailors of the Sixth Fleet who came ashore on the port of Villefranche-sur-Mer knew Mom Germaine. In the 50s, she was named Mom of the Sixth Fleet.
She welcomed the sailors in her restaurant on the quay and treated them like her own children. So many stories were told about her kindness to the officers and men of the Sixth Fleet.
Discover the fantastic stories of Mom Germaine:
NAVY LOG “MAMA GERMAINE”
This short film, part of the Navy Log in 1958, tells the story of Mom Germaine, who became Mom of the Sixth Fleet for all the officers and men during the fifties in Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Archives of Mom Germaine’s grandchildren (Blouin, Bonet, Kelley and Blose families).
Also available with french subtitles.
Produced by Sam Gallu, Directed by Terence Fisher, Screen Play by Allan E. Sloane, Starring Françoise Rosay,
Navy Hymn sung by the Naval Aviation Cadet Choir.
This program was produced with the full cooperation of the Department of Defense and the Department of the Navy.
Special appreciation to the officers and men of the US Sixth Fleet.
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