Photo #: NH 102540
Schlesien (German battleship, 1908
Photographed from the battleship Scharnhorst during gunnery exercises in the western Baltic in late January 1940. The ice in the area near Kiel, Germany, was unusually thick that winter.
Copied from the contemporary German photo album "Meine Kriegserinnerungen auf Schlachtschiff Scharnhorst", page 20.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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13 March 2001