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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Rhine River"

PFOMetheringhamAF19020007.jpg
Top - a note referring to a missing photograph.
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph of Emmerich with the Rhine running top left to middle right. St. Martini church on near bank and a pontoon bridge across the Rhine. Captioned 'a town on the river…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020002.jpg
Top - oblique aerial photograph of a city with roads running left to right, the nearest one being tree lined and many damaged buildings
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph with the river Rhine running left to right and buildings including chimneys…

PEleyNJ1617.jpg
An oblique aerial photograph of Cologne, showing destroyed bridges, submitted with caption; “Damage to bridges over the Rhine.”

PMcDermottC16100006.pdf
13 photographs showing bomb damage and aircraft.
Three photographs of Dortmund residential areas. Only skeletons of buildings are remaining.
Heavily bombed Krupp works
Four bombs in flight
Hamm Railway bridge. In the foreground is the destroyed…

PMcDermottC16020072.jpg
In the foreground is the destroyed Südbrücke Hamm railway bridge with four spans over the Rhine. The Düsseldorf suburb of Hamm is partially visible. The Südbrücke is in the distance, also destroyed.

Identification kindly provide by Mariano…

PWatsonJB1503.jpg
Two airmen in the cockpit of an aircraft.
Additional information supplied with collection:

Black and white landscape photograph of aircraft (probably Short Stirling) cockpit in flight with two crew, probably pilot and co-pilot.

Submitted with…

PWalkerS17010008.jpg
Three photographs of Cologne Cathedral and damaged bridge over the Rhine.

SValentineJRM1251404v10084.jpg
Three headlines: premier reports: Nazi army cracking, collapse expected in next few weeks: Cologne captured and over the Rhine with tanks. Photograph of Cologne city centre with Cathedral on left and collapsed bridge over river in centre right.

YPearceAT1874945v5.pdf
Some personal data and a list of operations with heights. Entries for flying days, Operations January to April 1945, Mentions leave, birthdays, train times, days out, events, news of friends and acquaintances, meetings and parties, hospital…

PHarrisJ1901.jpg
Jack Harris was born in Gillingham, Kent. At sixteen, he undertook employment as a clerk in the intelligence department of the Air Ministry.He describes the brief evacuation of his department to Harrow in 1939 and receiving permission to leave his…

PGrundyAF15020006.jpg
Top left - village narrow street with multistory buildings. Top middle - rowing boat on shore with three people standing by it. Opposite bank has hills. Top right - three men sitting round a restaurant table with two standing at the back in front of…

PGrundyAF15020005.jpg
Top left - a coxed four rowing boat alongside a jetty in river. Far back is tree lined. Top middle - three men in coats and hats sitting on the deck of a ship. Top right- taken from rear of a rowing boat looking up a rivers with four men in sitting…

MBattyPH220759-161014-040002.jpg
Reports that the American Army has crossed the Rhine near Mainz and provides a summary of President Roosevelt’s report to the American Congress on the Yalta Conference: the need for Germany’s unconditional surrender; the nature of Germany’s…

NParryHP-161011-010006.jpg
Account of bombing targets near Paderborn and Bielefeld, benzol plants at Scholven and Osterfeld. Osterfeld is underlined. Pinpoint attack on targets. Captioned '22-2-45'.

ABurdinJR170206.mp3
James Burdin went at Hutton Grammar School and worked on radio repair and sales. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force but had to wait and joined the Local Defence Volunteers instead. He did some rifle practice, general infantry training and…

PCavalierRG17010017.jpg
Photograph 1 and 2 are of two airmen on a boat on the Rhine. Reginald George Cavalier is on the right in photograph 1. Captioned 'On the Rhine, Germany 5th Aug 1945'.
Photograph 3 is of one airman and three soldiers on a pontoon bridge across the…

PCavalierRG17010016.jpg
Photographs 1, 3 and 5 show damage to buildings on the riverside.
Photograph 2 is a low level oblique photograph of Cologne, with bomb damaged Hohenzollern Bridge.
Photograph 4 is a low level oblique photograph of Wesel with bomb damaged…

PSandersDS16020011.jpg
Reconnaissance photograph of bridge. A river runs bottom left to top right and a metal arch bridge from top left to bottom right. There are a few buildings in the top left along with bomb craters. Ther are a few buildings and a railway line at the…

PWrightJ1535.jpg
Aerial oblique of Cologne with the cathedral in the centre. Behind is the Rhine and a destroyed bridge. Many of the buildings are damaged. Captioned 'Cologne "The Rhine Crossing" 1945'.

PCushwayAW16030003.jpg
A boat tied up beside a jetty with a sign for Bad-Ems. Behind are more boats, a pontoon bridge and a low hill with Schloss Stolzenfels.

PFilliputtiA16010100.jpg
Two firing tanks are crossing the bridge. Five men are jumping into the river, whilst others are being killed and are throwing their guns into the air. On the bank to the left of the bridge, men are advancing behind the tanks, whilst on the opposite…
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