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[In April our U-Boat fleet was especially successful.  On April 8th the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces issued the special announcement that German U-Boats in the Atlantic  had sunk 16 merchant ships off the coasts of America and Africa totaling 104,000 BRT.  German U-Boat on patrol in the Atlantic.]

Image ID: 3973103

[In April our U-Boat fleet was especially successful. On April 8th the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces issued the s... (April 1942)

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Image Title

:  [In April our U-Boat fleet was especially successful. On April 8th the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces issued the special announcement that German U-Boats in the Atlantic had sunk 16 merchant ships off the coasts of America and Africa totaling 104,000 BRT. German U-Boat on patrol in the Atlantic.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: April 1942

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 101

Notes

: Picture caption: "Im April war unsere U=Boot=Waffe ganz besonders erfolgreich. Am 8. April gab das OKW. die Sondermeldung heraus, daß deutsche U-Boote im Atlantik 16 Handelsschiffe mit insgesamt 104 000 BRT. vor der amerikanischen und afrikanischen Küste versenkt haben. Deutsches U=Boot auf Feindfahrt im Atlantik." Note 2.) Printed above caption: "Weltbild, PK.- Aufnahme, Kriegsberichter Eimke" Note 3.) The men in the conning tower of this submarine are keeping watch for hostile ships and aircraft. Merchant ships could be attacked, the sub would dive to escape from warships, but enemy planes were the biggest threat, as they could appear suddenly and bomb the U-boat before it could submerge. 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. / 1941

Source Description

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

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC EYE 1941

Digital ID

: 3973103

Record ID

: 2052211

Digital Item Published

: 3-19-2012

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