Hamburg and Bremen

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Title

Hamburg and Bremen

Description

Photograph one is a low level oblique aerial view of Hamburg. The urban industrial and residential areas have considerable visible bomb and fire damage.
Photograph two is a Brownie Box camera view of Hamburg.
Photograph three is a low level oblique aerial photograph of western Bremen, capturing the river Weser and ports. The bottom left of the image is situated in Hohentorshafen, Bremen.

Date

1945

Temporal Coverage

Language

Type

Format

Three b/w photographs on an album page

Conforms To

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

PThomasAF20040034

Transcription

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1945. Hamburg. One of Germany’s chief ports, situated on the Elbe. Bomber Command first attacked it heavily in July 1943. The attacks were mainly incendiary & caused fire typhoons in the town. So tremendous were they that the Fire Brigades had to give up & allow the fires to burn themselves out. Hamburg had a population of 2,000,000 people & was virtually destroyed in three nights. The photograph shows a small area of the town with most buildings burnt out.

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A view of Hamburg taken on a Brownie Box Camera.

Bremen. 1945.
One of Germany’s major ports & home of the U-Boats. Heavily bombed during the entire course of the war.

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Citation

“Hamburg and Bremen,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23032.

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