Post war German bomb damage

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Title

Post war German bomb damage

Description

Low level aerial photograph of damaged buildings, captioned 'Krupps, Essen'. The starboard wing and outboard engine of an aircraft are visable.
Photograph of a destroyed bridge over a river, captioned, 'Last bridge over the Rhine-Remagen'.
copy of the authorisation of 199 Squadron badge showing the King's and the Chester Herald and Inspector of Royal Air force Badges signatures, captioned 'Collage of Arms July 1944'.
A newspaper cutting captioned 'R.A.F. lost half of all bomber crews'. 'Salisbury Rhodesia'. reports on a speech made by Air Chief Marshall Sir Arthur Harris stating that 50,000 of 110,000 Bomber Command aircrew were killed during the war.

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Two b/w photographs, newspaper cutting, print of squadron badge on an album page

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

PThompsonKG15010090

Transcription

[black and white arial photograph of bombed out buildings in Krupps, Essen]
KRUPPS – ESSEN
[newspaper cutting]
RAF Lost Half of All Bomb Crews
Salisbury, Rhodesia, Saturday.
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR ARTHUR (“BOMBER”) HARRIS said here today that nearly 50,000 British bomber crew personnel, out of a total of 110,000 were killed during the war.
The fact that the combined losses of the British and Canadian Armies from D-Day to the end of the war were less than 50,000 showed what these RAF men had endured.
“The casualty rate which those lads accepted cheerfully was greater than anything which I can find in history among a similar body of men over a similar period,” he said.
”Their sacrifice was not in vain. They reduced Germany to chaos and helped to end the war more quickly.” – Reuter.
[199 Squadron crest]
Approved
[two signatures]
College of Arms.
July. 1944.
Chester Herald
and Inspector of Royal Air Force Badges.
[black and white arial photograph of bombed bridge over the River Rhine]
LAST BRIDGE OVER THE RHINE – REMAGEN [sic]

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Citation

“Post war German bomb damage ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 19, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17766.

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