Another 2,000 Tons on Hamburg

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Another 2,000 Tons on Hamburg

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A newspaper cutting on another attack on Hamburg. It is annotated 'No 4 29-7-43'.

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[inserted] No 4 29-7-43 [/inserted]

[underlined] GERMAN CITY BLAZED FOR SIX DAYS [/underlined]

ANOTHER 2,000 TONS ON HAMBURG

The C.B.S. commentator, broadcasting from Moscow, said that Himmler’s visit to Hamburg was “prompted by peace demonstrations following recent air raids in Hamburg.” The report, quoting a Stockholm message, said: “Demonstrations demanded the immediate discontinuation of the war and called for an active struggle against Hitler.”

OUR bombers, by far the greater number of them four-engined, on Thursday night once again dropped more than 50 tons of bombs a minute on the port of Hamburg during an attack which lasted for threequarters of an hour, states the Air Ministry News Service.

Never before in the history of warfare has an attack of such weight and persistence been made against a single industrial concentration. No other target in Germany has hitherto had more than one 2,000-tons attack.

Fires have now been raging in Hamburg without intermission for six days, since the first 2,300-tons attack was made by Bomber Command on the night of July 24.

They were burning when the first of Thursday night’s great force, on its way to start huge fires in new districts of

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“Another 2,000 Tons on Hamburg,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 21, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38134.

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