National Geographic : 1942 Mar
Pictorial Publishing Co. The 7 ,600-ton Cruiser Georges Leygues Puts Out to Sea fromDakar Although freight traffic is virtually at a standstill, the Vichy Government still keeps a few war vessels in operation. This view isfrom thedeck ofanother cruiser. The gravity trough in the foreground is bringing a shell to the gun turret (right). This temporary device, rigged upfor harbor use, would have to be dismantled at sea. Discarded powder cans are scattered near by.