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[In the month of June our U-Boat fleet has also taken an outstanding part in the fight against enemy supply shipping.  Overall, it has managed to sink 156 ships (886,000 Gross Registered Tons).  Subsequently, 132 ships (775,000 BRT) are attributable to the U-Boat fleet.  58 ships have been heavily damaged.]

Image ID: 3973110

[In the month of June our U-Boat fleet has also taken an outstanding part in the fight against enemy supply shipping. O... (June 1941)

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:  [In the month of June our U-Boat fleet has also taken an outstanding part in the fight against enemy supply shipping. Overall, it has managed to sink 156 ships (886,000 Gross Registered Tons). Subsequently, 132 ships (775,000 BRT) are attributable to the U-Boat fleet. 58 ships have been heavily damaged.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: June 1941

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Notes

: Picture caption: "Am Kampf gegen die feindliche Versorgungsschiffahrt ist unsere U-Boot-Waffe auch im Monat Juni ganz hervorragend beteiligt. Insgesamt gelingt es, 156 Schiffe mit 886 000 BRT zu versenken. Hierauf entfallen auf die U-Boot-Waffe 132 Schiffe mit 755 000 BRT. 58 Schiffe sind schwer beschÃĪdigt worden." Note 2.) U-boat crewmen gather around the periscope to observe their submarine's target, probably an unescorted merchant ship after it has been torpedoed. Only the captain would be using the periscope during an attack, and there would be no time for this sort of "sightseeing" if they had hit a ship in an escorted convoy. Note 3.) Title translates German picture caption

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

: 3973110

Record ID

: 2052218

Digital Item Published

: 3-21-2012

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