Scharnhorst and Gneisenau



Scharnhorst and Gneisenau


An aerial vertical photograph of a coastline lined with docks and buildings. At the top and inlet with docks and town buildings to its left. Below a peninsular are three docks pointing down and left. A large warship is moored in the bottom dock. Just down the coast a further large warship is moored alongside the coast To the left of the dock area a large number of residential buildings are spread out. Photograph caption '620W/642. 1.P.R.U. 27.5.41. F/20:R'. Captioned 'Scharnhorts & Gniesnoe [sic]'.

To the left a newspaper cutting with disjointed text title 'Coastal Command' with some history of Coastal Command concerning attacks on a ship by Beauforts and Swordfish on 12 February 1942 with both leaders awarded VC. Also attacks against a winter sports centre in Norway frequented by German officers on 18,20 and 22 December 1940.



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One b/w photograph mounted on an album page
One partial page typewritten text mounted on an album page


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Great Britain. Royal Air Force and Great Britain. Royal Air Force. No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, “Scharnhorst and Gneisenau,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 17, 2024,

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