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The photo album of Kriegsmarine minelayer ‘Roland’ crew member. Album covers period from 1939 to 1940: there are photos of ‘Roland’ before start of his military career, photo dated September 3, 1939 with captain announcing to a crew that England declared war to Germany. There are photos of ‘Roland’ first combat mission and photos of crew members in various activities. There are photos of Kriegsmarine ships: minelayers ‘Roland’ and ‘Cobra’, destroyer Z6 ‘Theodor Riedel’, light cruisers ‘Leipzig’ and ’ Köln’, cruisers ‘Admiral Graf Spee’ and ‘Admiral Hipper’, type XI A U-boot painted to camouflage. There are photos of the battleship ‘Gneisenau’ in open sea and four detailed shots taken closely during anchoring in Wilhelmshaven. There are very clear portrait photos of Kriegsmarine personnel, including photo of rear admiral and Commander of Security of the North Sea Otto von Schrader taken during his visit to the ‘Roland’. Album also contains various photos taken in Wilhelmshaven, Emden, Kristiansand and Lorient.

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Caption: ‘Roland’.

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Shortly before the Second world war 'Roland’ was requisitioned by the Navy and converted into a minelayer (Minenschiff), August 24, 1939 ship commissioned krigsmarine under the command of fregattenkapitana stock Karl-Friedrich Bril. ‘Roland’ actively participated in the formulation of the minefields in the waters of the Baltic and North seas (one of the probable reasons of destruction of the Soviet submarine S-403 from the Northern fleet is considered to be the undermining of a mine installed ‘Roland’). The last operation for 'Roland’ was the strengthening of minefields ‘Seeigel 7b’ and ‘Seeigel 7b/2’ in the Gulf of Finland in April 1944, April 22, 1944 in the Bay of Narva ‘Roland’ was blown up by a German mine and rapidly sank, along with the ship were killed 235 members of the crew.

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Caption: ‘Europa’.

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Caption: In column.

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Caption: Minenschiff ‘Cobra’.

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Caption: Commander announces that England declared a war to Germany. September 3, 1939. Cuxhaven.

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Light Cruiser ‘Köln’.

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Light cruiser ‘Leipzig”.

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Battleship ‘Gneisenau’.

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Caption: Officers.

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