the french battleship lorraine passing through the suez canal towards suez bay. june 23 1943

The French battleship LORRAINE passing through the Suez Canal towards Suez Bay. June 23, 1943. As she was short on crew and lacked anti-air capabilities while the Germans were still very much capable of running air strikes in the Med, she would sail the long way around Africa to Dakar, where she would be used as a training ship for a few months, before heading to Casablanca. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205151044

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