Photo #: 306-NT-99098
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler (left)
On the christening platform, as the battleship Scharnhorst is launched at Wilhelmshaven, Germany, 3 October 1936.
Among those also on the platform, just to the right of Hitler, are General Werner von Blomberg and Admiral Erich Raeder.
Photograph from the New York Times Paris Bureau collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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8 March 2001