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Photo 6: Waiting below deck are members of Marine-StoBtrupp “SX” –Kompanie. The marines have been under way with the Schleswig-Holstein since the rendezvous on the 24th of August with the mine-sweeper flotilla from Memel.

Photo 7: On the first of September 1939,at 4:47A.M. the 280-mm (‘11-inch,) main guns and the 150-mm (6-inch) guns of the secondary batteries opened fire. Shock waves were so strong that they blew down buildings located on the point shown at left. Firing continued until 4:55 AM. resulting mainly in setting fires to the wooden work building along the river (See Danzig Report No.84 for details.]

 

Danzig Report Vol. 1 - Nr. 90 - January - February - March - 1996, Page 5.


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