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[...the British attacks were directed at the homes of civilians.  Our pictures show the devastation caused by British bombing in a Berlin suburb and in a housing scheme near Heidelberg.]

Image ID: 3975622

[...the British attacks were directed at the homes of civilians. Our pictures show the devastation caused by British bo... (1940)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [...the British attacks were directed at the homes of civilians. Our pictures show the devastation caused by British bombing in a Berlin suburb and in a housing scheme near Heidelberg.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: 1940

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 235

Notes

: Picture caption: "...sich englischen Angriffe auf die Häuser der Zivilbevölkerung richteten. Unsere Bilder zeigen die Verwüstungen durch englische Bomben in einem Berliner Vorort und in einer Siedlung bei Heidelberg." Note 2.) Picture caption: "...sich englischen Angriffe auf die Häuser der Zivilbevölkerung richteten. Unsere Bilder zeigen die Verwüstungen durch englische Bomben in einem Berliner Vorort und in einer Siedlung bei Heidelberg." Note 3.) Title translates German picture caption Note 4.) This was accidental damage caused by bombs which missed a military target. Mass night attacks against civilians and their homes by the Royal Air Force represented a change of strategic policy which came later in the war.

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

: 3975622

Record ID

: 2063587

Digital Item Published

: 4-16-2012

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