Essen

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Title

Essen

Description

Two oblique aerial photographs of Essen. Extensive bomb damage is visible in both images. Photograph one details indecipherable road networks. Photograph two is taken at a different angle and shows Krupps Works, Essen.

Date

1945

Temporal Coverage

Language

Type

Format

Two b/w photographs on an album page

Conforms To

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

PThomasAF20040032

Transcription

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1945. A series of photographs showing the effects of the bombing campaign on German Cities & Towns. After the war ended it was the policy of Bomber Command to take members of the ground staff on tours of German targets, to show them what their dedicated work had helped to achieve. The flights were code named Cook’s Tours. Most Squadrons in Bomber Command took part in these exercises. The left hand photograph shows a general view of Essen. Very heavy damage is apparent.

1945. a photograph of Krupps Works Essen taken from a different angle & showing extensive damage to the plant.

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Citation

“Essen,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 26, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23030.

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