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  • ANIMALS AT WAR: CIRCUS ELEPHANTS CLEAR BOMB DAMAGE, HAMBURG, NOVEMBER 1945

    ANIMALS AT WAR: CIRCUS ELEPHANTS CLEAR BOMB DAMAGE, HAMBURG, NOVEMBER 1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Carpenter (Sergeant)

    BU 11451

    Kiri the elephant loads a wrecked car onto a cart during clear-up operations in Hamburg. Another elephant, named Many, can be seen in the background to the right of the photograph.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE RAIDS ON HAMBURG, JULY 1943

    ROYAL AIR FORCE RAIDS ON HAMBURG, JULY 1943

    part of "AIR RAID DAMAGE IN GERMANY, 1943" (photographs)

    HU 63089

    Bomb damage in Hamburg following the RAF Bomber Command raids in July 1943.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    BU 5285

    Scene of destruction in the Blohm-Voss shipyard, Hamburg, Germany. The remains of German midget submarines lie in the foreground.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE RAIDS ON HAMBURG, JULY 1943

    ROYAL AIR FORCE RAIDS ON HAMBURG, JULY 1943

    part of "AIR RAID DAMAGE IN GERMANY, 1943" (photographs)

    HU 63075

    Buildings on fire in Hamburg following the RAF Bomber Command raids in July 1943.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Johnson (Sergeant)

    BU 4162

    Recovery vehicles prepare to tow a Sherman tank of the Irish Guards out of a stream where it landed after collapsing a bridge on the slip road leading to the Bremen-Hamburg autobahn, 20 April 1945. The tank was evenutally recovered undamaged.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Johnson (Sergeant)

    BU 4161

    A Sherman tank of the Irish Guards lies in a stream after collapsing a bridge on the sliproad leading to the Bremen-Hamburg autobahn, 20 April 1945. The tank was eventually recovered undamaged.

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939 - 1945: THE STRATEGIC AIR OFFENSIVE

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939 - 1945: THE STRATEGIC AIR OFFENSIVE

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    C 3371

    An Avro Lancaster of No 1 Group, Bomber Command, silhouetted against flares, smoke and explosions during the attack on Hamburg, Germany, by aircraft of Nos 1, 5 and 8 Groups on the night of 30/31 January 1943. This raid was the first occasion on which...

  • GERMANY UNDER ALLIED OCCUPATION

    GERMANY UNDER ALLIED OCCUPATION

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Carpenter (Sergeant)

    BU 11450

    Circus elephant Kiri picking up the wreckage of a car before loading it onto a trailer during the clearance of a bombed out garage in Hamburg.

  • GERMANY UNDER ALLIED OCCUPATION

    GERMANY UNDER ALLIED OCCUPATION

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Smith (Sergeant)

    BU 11305

    In preparation for the demolition of the U-Boat pens at Hamburg sappers of 224 Field Company, Royal Engineers, roll out the firing cable once all the explosive charges are in place.

  • GERMANY UNDER ALLIED OCCUPATION

    GERMANY UNDER ALLIED OCCUPATION

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Smith (Sergeant)

    BU 11308

    In preparation for the demolition of the U-Boat pens at Hamburg, sappers of 224 Field Company, Royal Engineers, pack holes in the concrete walls of the pen with explosives. The holes were blown using Beehive mines.

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