Mittelland Canal

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Title

Mittelland Canal

Description

Reconnaissance photograph showing concentration of bomb craters in the target area where canal crossed a small river.

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Format

One b/w photograph

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

NDentJ201023-02

Transcription

[photograph]

THE MITTELLAND CANAL (PART OF THE DORTMUND-EMS CANAL SYSTEM) BOMBED AGAIN:

THE DENSE CONCENTRATION OF CRATERS IN THE TARGET AREA.

During the night of January 1, Lancasters of R.A.F. Bomber Command again attacked the Mittelland Canal at Gravenhorst, dropping a concentration of bombs across the canal where it crosses a small river, breaching embankments and stranding traffic on the bed of the empty canal. This reconnaissance photograph (above) shows the dense concentration of craters in the target area. Accurate bombing has broken the embankments allowing the water to seep out and stopping war materials reaching the front.

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Citation

“Mittelland Canal,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 24, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31559.

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