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German WWII Patriotic Postcard, Kriegsmarine Cruiser Karlsruhe, Postmarked, Deutsche Werke Kiel

This item is listed for historical interest only. It was listed on our site previously but has been sold and is no longer available for purchase.
Sold for: $15.00
Item #42637

Original era manufacture. This is an interesting sepia image of the cruiser Karlsruhe as she travels on the North Sea Canal. The reverse is postally used, and the card itself seemingly produced by the ship building company, Deutsche Werke, Kiel, that built Karlsruhe.

During WWII, Karlsruhe provided transport for troops during the invasion of Norway, only to be hit with two torpedoes launched from British aircraft on her return to Germany. Unable to regain power, and unable to stop the flooding she was scuttled by a German torpedo boat.  

  

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