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Operation "Juno" (4 - 10 June 1940)
Photograph taken from the Scharnhorst before the engagement with the British aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her escorting destroyers.. Ahead of the Scharnhorst the Gneisenau can be seen. This photograph is taken from the Scharnhorst. Ahead of the Scharnhorst the Gneisenau can be seen firing her guns at the British aircraft carrier HMS Glorious.
This photograph, taken from the Scharnhorst, shows the Gneisenau engaging the British aircraft carrier HMS Glorious. One of the British destroyers try to protect the aircraft carrier by cover it in smoke.
Two photographs taken from the bridge of the Scharnhorst during the engagement with the British squadron.
In the horizon ahead of the Scharnhorst the layer of smoke made by one of the British destroyers can be seen. HMS Glorious burning and shrouded in smoke. The drifting curtains of smoke are the result of an attempt from one of the escorting destroyers to protect the aircraft carrier.
A close-up view of the burning British aircraft carrier HMS Glorius. The British destroyer HMS Acasta burning and sinking.
This photograph taken from the Scharnhorst shows the smoke from the sinking British vessels.
The German squadron returned to Trondheim 10 June after Operation "Juno". Here the Scharnhorst can be seen far left. To the right two destroyers can be seen. Emergency repairs was made to the Scharnhorst due to a serious torpedo hit from the British destroyer HMS Acasta during Operation "Juno". She was soon heading back to Germany to have the damage properly repaired.
The Scharnhorst went back to Germany, in June 1940, from Norway. The photograph shows the ship in drydock at Deutsche Werke shipyard, Kiel where the torpedo damage was repaired.
Photographs of the Scharnhorst in drydock at Deutsche Werke shipyard, Kiel. These portraits shows the damage made by the serious torpedo hit from the British destroyer HMS Acasta during Operation "Juno".


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