Essen: heaviest blow at German war industry

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Title

Essen: heaviest blow at German war industry

Description

Three photograph cuttings with text cutting at bottom. Photograph 1 shows multiple industrial buildings with railway lines running top left to bottom right. There is damage to roof of buildings on the right. Photograph 2 shows Krupps works before the attack with numbered areas annotated. Photograph 3 shows a devastated area of city buildings adjoining the works. Text cutting mentions the tree photographs illustrate some of the damage done to the Krupps armament works at Essen.

Date

1943-03-19

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Format

Four newspaper cuttings mounted on a scrapbook page

Publisher

The Times
IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SValentineJRM1251404v10063

Transcription

THE TIMES SATURDAY MARCH 13 1943

ESSEN: “HEAVEIST BLOW AT GERMAN WAR INDUSTRY”

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Three official photographs issued yesterday illustrating some of the damage done to the giant Krupps armament works at Essen by bombers of the R.A.F. on the night of March 5. This was described by Sir Archibald Sinclair, when presenting the Air Estimates, as probably the heaviest blow struck at German war industry. The largest picture was taken after the raid and should be compared with the top right picture which was taken before the raid. The figures indicate: (1) assembly shop, (2), (3), (4) and (5) machine shops, (6) administrative offices, (7) foundry, and (8) furnaces. The third photograph shows a devastated area adjoining the works. It covers about 140 acres of workers’ houses and commercial buildings.

Citation

“Essen: heaviest blow at German war industry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 29, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22013.

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