By Hans Fallada
Its Berlin, 1940, and the town is full of worry. on the condominium on fifty five Jablonski Strasse, its a variety of occupants attempt to reside less than Nazi rule of their alternative ways: the bullying Hitler loyalists the Persickes, the retired pass judgement on Fromm and the unassuming couple Otto and Anna Quangel. Then the Quangels obtain the inside track that their cherished son has been killed struggling with in France. surprised out in their quiet life, they start a silent crusade of defiance, and a dangerous online game of cat and mouse develops among the Quangels and the bold Gestapo inspector Escherich. whilst petty criminals Kluge and Borkhausen additionally get entangled, deception, betrayal and homicide happen, tightening the noose round the Quangels' necks...
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On 5 May Hitler paid a formal visit to his latest battleship and also to her sister, Bismarck, which was also anchored at Gdynia. Following the invasion of the Soviet Union, Operation Barbarossa, in June 1941, the Germans feared that the Soviet fleet would attempt to break out from its bases into the Baltic. Accordingly, the light cruisers Emden, Leipzig, Köln and Nürnberg, the heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer and, for a short period, the Tirpitz were formed into a ‘Baltic Fleet’ to counter any such eventuality.
Almost 450 of Tirpitz’s crew were either killed or wounded, but despite the number of bomb hits she had suffered, only around one month was required for the repair workers on site to remedy the damage, and Tirpitz was once again ready for trials by the beginning of July. A subsequent British attack shortly afterwards was detected early enough for a fully effective smokescreen to be laid around the ship and no damage was suffered, the attackers being driven off by heavy German anti-aircraft fire.
Scharnhorst also had this improvement carried out in 1942. Both ships sometime in late 1941 or early 1942 also had a FuMO 27 apparatus affixed to the stern rangefinder housing. The FuMB 4 Samos (Funkmessbeobachtungs-Gerät) radar array was also affixed to the foretop housing Heavy work for crewmen of the Scharnhorst as they clean out the bore of one of the main 28cm guns. Boredom was a major problem for crewmembers in their lonely Norwegian outpost. Here we see members of an entertainment troupe performing for the crew on Tirpitz’s quarterdeck.