Hello to all
; a little story................................
Panzerschiff "Deutschland"- Klasse.
The construction of Panzerschiff "Deutschland" was preceded by intense public and military debate. Politically, to build the new ship was very controversial and not easily applied in the changing majorities in the German Reichstag. On March 30, 1928, it was approved the first section of the construction by DM 9.3 million in the Reichstag against the votes of the SPD (Socialists) and the KPD (Communist). Construction was heavily criticized for the high costs in the election campaign of the SPD for the Reichstag in 1928. After the election, however, the SPD cabinet members agreed to build her. The Reichstag and the cabinet members agreed, but then in a vote on November 16, again opposed the construction. The KPD launched a referendum against the construction, but had no effect and only got 1.2 million votes. Finally, on February 5, 1929, the keel was laid. During its launch, on May 19, 1931, an incident occurred because during the ceremony some of the steel cables that held the ship in the stands broke (sabotage ??) and the ship began to slip in "automatic" , which it caused general hilarity among those present. The Godfather, the Reich President Paul von Hindenburg, commented on this by saying: "I think the boat is a teetotaler" ...........
Sources: http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waf ... chland.htm
http://www.deutschekriegsmarine.de/haup ... hland.html
http://www.akpool.co.uk/postcards/24973 ... nburg-1931
10459/ Originalfoto 9x13, Stapellauf Panzerkreuzer Deutschland, Kiel 19.5.1931, Albumreste Rückseite
Cheers. Raúl M
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.