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[On the orders of Churchill, English pilots continued their raids on Reich territory under cover of night, where they senselessly and aimlessly dropped their bombs.  Churches and...]

Image ID: 3965700

[On the orders of Churchill, English pilots continued their raids on Reich territory under cover of night, where they se... (1940)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [On the orders of Churchill, English pilots continued their raids on Reich territory under cover of night, where they senselessly and aimlessly dropped their bombs. Churches and...]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: 1940

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 225

Notes

: Picture caption: "Auf Befehl Churchills setzten die englischen Flieger im Schutze der Nacht ihre Einfl├╝ge in das Reichsgebiet fort, wo sinn- und ziellos ihre Bomben abwarfen. Kirchen und..." Note 2.) The Royal Air Force dropped bombs by night to avoid heavy casualties from enemy anti-aircraft guns and fighters. Early war raids like this one were still attempting to hit specific installations such as military bases and factories; they were not yet the city-burning attacks carried out later in the conflict. Note 3.) 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. / 1939

Source Description

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

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC EYE 1939

Digital ID

: 3965700

Record ID

: 2046430

Digital Item Published

: 3-22-2012

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