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[The barrage balloons of the German Luftwaffe.]

Image ID: 3946360

[The barrage balloons of the German Luftwaffe.] (February 1939)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [The barrage balloons of the German Luftwaffe.]


: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: February 1939


: Gelatin silver prints


: 41


: Picture caption: "Der Sperrballons der deutschen Luftwaffe." Note 2.) Barrage balloons were moored near important installations or cities to defend them against air attack. Heavy cables hanging from the balloons were meant to tangle the propellers or tear off the wings of attacking airplanes. Note 3.) Title translates German picture caption

Original Source

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


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

Source Description

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


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC EYE 1939

Digital ID

: 3946360

Record ID

: 2035978

Digital Item Published

: 3-19-2012

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