National Geographic : 1939 Nov
HISTORIC DANZIG: LAST OF THE CITY-STATES 687 .- Photograph by William Franklin DOWN THE WAYS OF SCHICHAU YARDS SLIDE SOME OF EUROPE'S FINEST SHIPS Before the World War, this shipbuilding plant turned out a number of Germany's big naval vessels. Photograph courtesy "Mare Nostrum" POLES CROWDED GDYNIA'S NAVAL BASE TO WATCH THEIR FLEET IN REVIEW At the outbreak of hostilities, a few destroyers and submarines comprised the backbone of Poland's fighting fleet. Its base was here in the harbor of the busy Baltic port. Three Polish destroyers joined the British Fleet.