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[The air war against England goes on.  The English try to take revenge through crude night attacks.  Workers' living districts and peaceful suburbs are the targets of the bombs dropped in several attacks on the Reich's capital city.  Military installations ...]

Image ID: 3975567

[The air war against England goes on. The English try to take revenge through crude night attacks. Workers' living dis... (1940)

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Image Title

:  [The air war against England goes on. The English try to take revenge through crude night attacks. Workers' living districts and peaceful suburbs are the targets of the bombs dropped in several attacks on the Reich's capital city. Military installations ...]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: 1940

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 215

Notes

: Despite extravagant pre-war claims about the "pinpoint accuracy" of daylight bombing, hitting targets from the air proved extremely difficult. When the raids took place at night, as did the first British air raids on Berlin, the attackers were lucky to get their bombs anywhere near their targets. This photo's caption continues on Image ID: 3975569. Note 2.) Picture caption: "Der Luftkampf gegen England geht weiter. In gemeinen Nachtangriffen suchen sich die Engländer zu rächen. Arbeiterwohnviertel und friedliche Vororte sind das Ziel ihrer Bomben,die sie auch einige Male auf die Reichshauptstadt abwarfen. Militärische Ziele ..." Note 3.) Picture caption: "Der Luftkampf gegen England geht weiter. In gemeinen Nachtangriffen suchen sich die Engländer zu rächen. Arbeiterwohnviertel und friedliche Vororte sind das Ziel ihrer Bomben,die sie auch einige Male auf die Reichshauptstadt abwarfen. Militärische Ziele ..." Note 4.) Title translates German picture caption

Original Source

: From Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper & Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.

Source

: Eye on the Reich : German propaganda photographs, 1939-1942. / 1940

Source Description

: 220 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 10.5 x 14.5 cm.

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC EYE 1940

Digital ID

: 3975567

Record ID

: 2063533

Digital Item Published

: 4-12-2012

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