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[Under the weight of German reprisals against London, huge fires broke out in the British capital, which at night showed German pilots the way to their destination.  Here the Parliament buildings stand out against the fiery glow of the night sky.]

Image ID: 3971647

[Under the weight of German reprisals against London, huge fires broke out in the British capital, which at night showed... (1940)

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Image Title

:  [Under the weight of German reprisals against London, huge fires broke out in the British capital, which at night showed German pilots the way to their destination. Here the Parliament buildings stand out against the fiery glow of the night sky.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: 1940

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 249

Notes

: Picture caption: "Unter der Wucht der deutschen Vergeltungsschläge gegen London brachen in der britischen Haupstadt riesige Brände aus, die den deutschen Kampsfliegern in der Nacht den Weg zu ihren Zielen wiesen. Hier hebt sich das Parlamentsgebäude gegen den feuerleuchtenden Nachthimmel ab." Note 2.) 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

: 3971647

Record ID

: 2051797

Digital Item Published

: 4-10-2012

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