Photo #: 306-NT-1324-A-5
Schleswig-Holstein (German battleship/training ship, 1908-1945)
In Danzig harbor in September 1939, after the outbreak of World War II. She had fired the conflict's first shot earlier that month.
The German motor minesweeper R-20 is in the left foreground, backing out away from shore.
Photograph from the New York Times Paris Bureau collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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8 March 2001