SMS Seydlitz
Launched on 30th March 1912 and commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on the 22nd
May 1913, SMS Seydlitz participated in several naval battles during
World War I including the Battle of Jutland. The vessel was interned in
Scapa Flow with other vessels in the German High Seas Fleet in November
1918 and was scuttled on 21st June 1919.

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German sailor of a ‘Seewehr-Abteilung’. The ‘Seewehr’ was the Imperial German Navy’s equivalent to the Army’s Landsturm/Landwehr (militia).
This sailor carries a captured Russian M1891 3-line Mosin Nagant rifle fitted with custom-made muzzle adaptors. These adaptors allowed German bayonets to be attached to the rifle.
Color by Rui Candeias

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