Vintage Photograph From 1939 Shows Battleships on the Hudson River Using Spotlights to Illuminate the Night Sky

Battleships USS Texas and USS New York on the Hudson light up the night sky with their huge searchlights in search of imaginary aerial attackers. New York, 3 May 1939.
Battleships USS Texas and USS New York on the Hudson light up the night sky with their huge searchlights in search of imaginary aerial attackers. New York, 3 May 1939.

Redditor welcometothezone recently uploaded this great vintage photograph showing two World War II battleships in the Hudson River, with dozens of spotlights searching the sky for imaginary enemies during a drill.

Battleships USS Texas and USS New York on the Hudson light up the night sky with their huge searchlights in search of imaginary aerial attackers. New York, 3 May 1939. [2000x1503]

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