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[The English dropped not only bombs but incendiary material mounted on celluloid plates.  They were meant to destroy the harvest and the farmers' houses.  A more despicable weapon can scarcely be imagined.]

Image ID: 3965702

[The English dropped not only bombs but incendiary material mounted on celluloid plates. They were meant to destroy the... (1940)

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Image Title

:  [The English dropped not only bombs but incendiary material mounted on celluloid plates. They were meant to destroy the harvest and the farmers' houses. A more despicable weapon can scarcely be imagined.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: 1940

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 228

Notes

: Picture caption: "Nicht nur Bomben, sondern auch Zelluloidplättchen mit Brandwatte warfen die Engländer ab. So sollten die Ernte und die Bauernhäuser vernichtet werden. Niederträchtiger kann kaum ein Kampsmittel ausgedacht werden." Note 2.) These are real (not just a propaganda invention), and were part of a short-lived British attempt to burn Germany's forests and farm crops. Once set alight, the celluloid would burn quickly and intensely, like old film stock. 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

: 3965702

Record ID

: 2046432

Digital Item Published

: 3-22-2012

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