RAF attack on Salbris explosive works and depot

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Title

RAF attack on Salbris explosive works and depot

Description

Aerial vertical photograph of two long rows of destroyed buildings around a central space with two destroyed individual buildings and a damaged roadway system. The area is surrounded by fields but at the left hand side of the photograph two main railway lines are evident and severely destroyed marshalling yards. Craters with smoke rising are evident in the central part of the photograph.

On the reverse

‘BRITISH OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH. No. C. 4351 (WPL)
Air Ministry photograph. Crown copyright reserved.
R.A.F. ATTACK ON SALBRIS EXPLOSIVE WORKS AND DEPOT.
Aircraft of R.A.F. Bomber Command attacked the explosive works and depot at Salbris, 35 miles south of Orleans in France. Damage is seen to be most severe in the larger of the two factory units, the greater part of which is devastated. Not one building has escaped damage.
PHOTO SHOWS: - After the attack. (See photograph C. 4350)
(Picture issued May 1944’

Date

1944-05-08
1944-05-09

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Format

One b/w photograph

Conforms To

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

PFlowersHJ1604, PFlowersHJ1605

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “RAF attack on Salbris explosive works and depot,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 20, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9543.

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