A view aft of Admiral Graf Spee. The barrels from the B turret can be seen at the top of the photo. Notice the two 2 cm light anti-aircraft gun mountings and the big naval ensign. The ship to the left is the British battleship H.M.S. Resolution.
15 in battleship Bismarck at Kiel, summer 1940. She is not yet in commission, lacking rangefinders and stores (thus riding high out of the water). She was sunk in the Atlantic on 27 May 1941 by an avenging Royal Navy after sinking the famous battlecruiser HMS Hood a few days earlier in one of the most celebrated naval episodes of WW2.