ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

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  • CL 3400
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  • object name: Official photograph
  • object name: Aerial photograph (oblique)
  • object category: Photography
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Oblique aerial view of ruined residential and commercial buildings south of the Stadtpark (seen at upper right) in the Eilbek district of Hamburg, Germany. These were among the 16,000 multi-storeyed apartment buildings destroyed by the firestorm which developed during the raid by Bomber Command on the night of 27/28 July 1943 (Operation GOMORRAH). The road running diagonally from upper left to lower right is Eilbeker Weg.

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