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[In front of the Western Wall reconnaissance exercises continue. Here a squad crosses a creek camouflaged against aerial detection.]

Image ID: 3975592

[In front of the Western Wall reconnaissance exercises continue. Here a squad crosses a creek camouflaged against aerial... (1940)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [In front of the Western Wall reconnaissance exercises continue. Here a squad crosses a creek camouflaged against aerial detection.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: 1940

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 88

Notes

: Picture caption: "Im Vorfeld des Westwalls gingen die Spähtruppunternehmen weiter. Getarnt gegen Fliegersicht stösst hier ein Trupp vor, der ein Flüsschen überqueren muss." Note 2.) Title translates German picture caption Note 3.) The soldiers are wearing Waffenrock ("battledress") camouflage smocks and helmet covers. The ridged cylinders slung over their shoulders are gas mask cases. Note 4.) Picture caption: "Im Vorfeld des Westwalls gingen die Spähtruppunternehmen weiter. Getarnt gegen Fliegersicht stösst hier ein Trupp vor, der ein Flüsschen überqueren muss."

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

: 3975592

Record ID

: 2063558

Digital Item Published

: 4-16-2012

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