Two reconnaissance photographs, northern Europe, 1944

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Two reconnaissance photographs, northern Europe, 1944

Description

Two press cuttings. The first is captioned 'Frenchman waves to allied reconnaissance plane' and shows a road with two figures, one of them waving, the road running through small farmed fields, trees and more fields in the background.
The second is captioned 'The enemy's railway bridges continue to be destroyed'. There are two images the first shows a severely damaged railway viaduct at Beaugency, in a rural area with many craters created by the US 9th Air Force.
The second is of two badly damaged rail bridges crossing a river at Etaples, many craters, from a Bomber command raid on 4 August 1944.

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Two press cuttings

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SKingEJ182986v10097, SKingEJ182986v10099

Transcription

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FRENCHMAN WAVES TO ALLIED RECONNAISSANCE PLANE

Allied Air Crews have frequently reported that Frenchmen have waved encouragement to them as they have passed over on their bombing missions; this remarkable picture shows a Frenchman giving an enthusiastic wave to the Pilot of an Allied reconnaissance plane as it flew low over a country road in enemy occupied territory.

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THE ENEMY'S RAILWAY BRIDGES CONTINUE TO BE DESTROYED

Above: The railway viaduct at BEAUGENCY, S.W. of Orleans has six of its arches completely destroyed as the result of U.S. 9th Air Force bombing.

Below: At ETAPLES a single line bridge has been destroyed in three places and the double track bridge has three craters penetrating through the structure, disrupting both lines. This is the result of an attack by aircraft of Bomber Command on 4th August, 1944.

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Citation

“Two reconnaissance photographs, northern Europe, 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 24, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34236.

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