Saumur railway tunnel

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Title

Saumur railway tunnel

Description

Reconnaissance photograph of Saumur tunnel entrance and surrounding area taken on 9 June 1944 after attach with 12,000 lb bombs. Description notes direct hit on roof of entrance to tunnel and two other 100 foot craters on the approach to tunnel. On the reverse '51:92/21'.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-09

Contributor

Bradley Froggatt

Rights

This content is property of the Leonard Cheshire Archive which has kindly granted the International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive a royalty-free permission to publish it. Please note that it was digitised by a third-party which used technical specifications that may differ from those used by International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive. It has been published here ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre.

Format

One b/w photograph with typewritten note

Language

Identifier

MCheshireGL72021-181210-010039, MCheshireGL72021-181210-010040

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Photograph]
[Underlined] SAUMER. [/Underlined] (RAILWAY TUNNEL) This photograph was taken on 9th. June 1944 directly after the night attack on the night of 8th/9th. June, 1944 with 12000 lb. bombs. Note the direct hit on the roof of the entrance to the tunnel. This crater, 100 feet wide has penetrated to the lines in the tunnel. The two craters in the cutting approaching the entrance to the tunnel are both nearly 110 feet across.
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51: 92/21

Collection

Citation

“Saumur railway tunnel,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 24, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16508.

Item Relations

This Item dcterms:relation Item: Royal Air Force file cover - Saumur 8/9 June
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