RAF attack on Salbris explosive works and depot

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Title

RAF attack on Salbris explosive works and depot

Description

Vertical aerial photograph of an area of industrial buildings with a network of roads throughout and a main railway station on the left, where marshalling yards and train tracks are clearly visible. Many buildings of varying size and a wall is going round the perimeter of the site. The area is then surrounded by countryside. No activity is evident.

On the reverse

‘BRITISH OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH No. C. 4350. (WPL)
Air Ministry photograph. Crown copyright reserved.

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: Before the attack. (See photograph C. 4351)
(Picture issues May 1944)’

Date

1944-05

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Format

One b/w photograph

Conforms To

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

PFlowersHJ1608, PFlowersHJ1609

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/9545.

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