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[The German planes on the Western Front are well-camouflaged.  They are ready for attack at any minute.  The report of the Armed Forces Supreme Command describes it with a few words: "The attempt made by hostile aircraft to fly over German territory failed."]

Image ID: 3975624

[The German planes on the Western Front are well-camouflaged. They are ready for attack at any minute. The report of t... (February 1940)

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Image Title

:  [The German planes on the Western Front are well-camouflaged. They are ready for attack at any minute. The report of the Armed Forces Supreme Command describes it with a few words: "The attempt made by hostile aircraft to fly over German territory failed."]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: February 1940

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 46

Notes

: Picture caption: "Gut getarnt stehen die Maschinen der deutschen Luftwaffe überall an der deutschen Westfront. Sie sind jeden Augenblick zum Einsatz bereit. Im Bericht des Oberkommandos der Wehrmacht heißt es dann mit knappen Worten: 'Der Versuch feindlicher Flieger, auf deutsches Gebiet einzufliegen, scheiterte.'" Note 2.) Title translates German picture caption Note 3.) The airplane is a Heinkel He-111 bomber. The camouflage net strung above the plane, combined with the aircraft's blotched green paint, makes it harder to see from above. Note the ceremonial dagger hanging at the waist of the officer saluting at right. Note 4.) Picture caption: "Gut getarnt stehen die Maschinen der deutschen Luftwaffe überall an der deutschen Westfront. Sie sind jeden Augenblick zum Einsatz bereit. Im Bericht des Oberkommandos der Wehrmacht heißt es dann mit knappen Worten: 'Der Versuch feindlicher Flieger, auf deutsches Gebiet einzufliegen, scheiterte.'"

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

: 3975624

Record ID

: 2063589

Digital Item Published

: 4-16-2012

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