Wilhelmshaven 1936

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Full title reads: "Wilhelmshaven".


VS of launching of large German ship, the Scharnhorst on 3 October 1936. Lots of Nazi salutes as the ship slides down off the stocks into the water. The superstructure of the ship has not yet been constructed.

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  • This is indeed the German battleship "Scharnhorst".

    The launching seen here took place at Wilhelmshaven on 3 October 1936. (Fitting-out work then commenced, and the ship was finally commissioned on 7 January 1939).

    The lady smashing the bottle is the widow of Kapitan zur see Schultz, commander of the SMS Scharnhorst, an armoured cruiser sunk during WWI.

    jamied 16th May 2012
  • That 1936 date enables a reduction of the clip's current date range.

    jamied 16th May 2012
  • Excellent. Thanks jamied.

    British Pathé 9th Aug 2012

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