Before and after reconnaissance photographs
Left and right - side by side reconnaissance photographs showing the centre of the town of Bocholt with river Bocholter Aa flowing top to bottom with two distinctive bow’s to the right towards the top of the photograph. The large road crossing centre left to right is the Nordstrasse to the left becoming the Neustrasse to the right. The large building just below the road, right of centre, is St Georg Kirche. The right hand photograph shows large areas of bomb damage, particularly to bottom left quadrant which is extensively cratered. Explanatory text underneath. 'Bocholt. This town, which contained a concentration of troops and equipment for the western front, was attacked by RAF Bomber Command on 22 March. These photographs, before and after the attack show the whole area was completely devastated. H.Q.B.C AIR STAFF INTELLIGENCE, PI 575'. Submitted with description 'Before and after" reconaissance [sic] photographs of Bocholt after bombing by 1 Group, RAF Bomber Command on 22/03/1945. The printed caption includes "H.Q.B.C. Air Staff Intelligence, P.I. 575'
Two b/w photographs mounted on an album page
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