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To supplement the excellent article on Gotenhafen by John Miskevich in D.R.No.91, here are three photos on the subject made by German propaganda news services.

First visit by Hitler to the city and port that he named after the Goths. The date given is the 21st of September, 1939. Already the name of the city has been replaced on the banner flying on the balcony.

A view of the port of Gdynia/Gdingen/ Gotenhafen that fell to the Germans on 19 September 1939. (From the book by Rolf Bathe, "Der Feldzug der 18 Tage; Chronik der polnischen Dramas".)

Photo made during the fighting for the port city. The caption states that Gdingen is ours!. (From the book by Hugo Landg raf, Kampf urn Danzig.)

These propaganda books. published soon after the hostilities began, are a valuable source of illustrations.


Danzig Report Vol. 1 - Nr. 92 - July - August - September - 1996, Page 31.

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