German Battleship SMS Schleswig Holstein bombarding Gdansk,Poland in World War II and Polish tank demonstration
Poland Date:1939, September 1 Duration:46 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View from the waterfront pier, of the German Battleship, SMS Schleswig Holstein, firing its 150mm and 290mm guns point blank at the Polish Westerplatte defenses, on September 1, 1939, as Germany precipitated World War 2. Views from the Schleswig Holstein, where her Captain, Gustav Kleikamp, is seen observing the effects through binoculars,at timecode 00:20. Following these bombardment scenes, film shifts to Polish tanks (Vickers?) moving out of woods. Sequence shifts again to amphibious tanks moving through water and climbing onto shore.
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