Cologne Cathedral


Top - view inside a cathedral with rubble on floor and head and shoulders of three men at the bottom. Captioned 'Cologne Cathedral, commencing repairs, 4 America soldiers look on'. Submitted with description 'Interior of Cologne Cathedral, showing bomb damage. Date unknown. 4 American soldiers looking on. Stamp on reverse of photo: "Air Ministry No. CL 2151'.
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph of a city with damaged buildings. Captioned 'A little of the damage to Cologne'. Submitted with description 'Oblique "Cook's tour" aerial photo of Cologne, showing bomb damage. Annotated on reverse of photo: "Cologne May 45. W. Harrison and Co, 98 High Street, Bromsgrove. E293 x 3236 CH'.



Two b/w photographs mounted on an album page


This content is property of the Royal Air Force Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre 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.




,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 17, 2024,

Item Relations

This item has no relations.