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  1. jamied says

    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.

  2. jamied says

    That 1936 date enables a reduction of the clip's current date range.

  3. British Pathé says

    Excellent. Thanks jamied.

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