Newspaper cutting - enemy base towns bombed and RAF batter town full of troops

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Newspaper cutting - enemy base towns bombed and RAF batter town full of troops

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Two articles. Both provide brief descriptions of RAF attack on Bonn.

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Two newspaper cuttings

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ENEMY BASE TOWNS BOMBED

STRONG R.A.F. ATTACK ON BONN

Another of the enemy’s advanced bases, the town of Bonn, on the left bank of the Rhine and 40 miles from Aachen, was attacked yesterday morning by Lancasters of R.A.F. Bomber Command, escorted by Mustangs and Spitfires of Air Defence of Great Britain.

Bonn is believed to have been full of troops at the time of the attack. It is not only an important link on the railway line to Duren and Euskirchen, but also lies on a main lateral line of communication running from north to south, close behind the front.

R.A.F. batter town full of troops

Bonn, German advanced base on the Rhine, 40 miles from Aachen, was bombed yesterday by Lancasters. It was believed to be full of troops. One bomber and one fighter were lost.

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“Newspaper cutting - enemy base towns bombed and RAF batter town full of troops,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 25, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33624.

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