Two air to ground photographs

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Title

Two air to ground photographs

Description

A press cutting captioned 'Retreat from the coast' taken in the summer of 1943 shows two coastal airfields Calaise/Marck and Abbeville/Drucat indicating that the Germans had started rendering their coastal airfields temporarily unserviceable.

Date

1943

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Format

Two b/w photographs

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Contributor

Identifier

SKingEJ182986v10017

Transcription

[Photograph]

RETREAT FROM THE COAST

Owing to the changing strategy and fortuned of air warfare, the Germans, by the summer of 1943, had been forced to render the greater part of their airfields and landing grounds in Western Europe either temporarily or permanently unserviceable. More recently, with invasion a possibility, a fresh wave of more drastic demolition is now in progress: Runways have been mined and in some cases these mines have already been detonated, as at CALAIS/MARACK (BELOW) where there is also a system of transverse ditching on the landing ground.

Left: At ABBEVILLE/DRUCAT. Formerly an important fighter base, marks on the runways (arrows) would seem to indicate that demolition preparations are being made here.

[photograph]

Citation

“Two air to ground photographs,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 28, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34438.

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