RECONNAISSANCE PHOTOGRAPHS REVEAL KNOCK-OUT DAMAGE TO EMDEN U-BOAT PLANT AFTER HEAVY R.A.F. RAID
Original wartime caption: The submarine building yard at Emden after a further heavy R.A.F. raid. Enough havoc has been wrought here to put this important war industrial centre out of action of a considerable time. Annotations A. In this area two large ones have been completely gutted. Along the quayside only pieces of wall remain and all the remainder is rubble and ash. This is an example of complete fire devastation. B. Small buildings and stores destroyed. C. Erecting shed alongside slipways half-gutted. The scorched blackened area has been caused by a large fire. D. Large building - probably office block, severely damaged by fire - most of the roof and upper storey destroyed. Several smaller buuldings completely destroyed leaving only rubble on the ground. E. Large workshops severely damaged by fire and partly gutted - the connecting building to F is completely burnt out and only the walls remain. F. Burnt out corner of large workshop. G. Building gutted only the walls remain. Note the open box-like appearance after the inside of the building is burnt out. H. Large new workshop completely burnt out. Note the shadow with its white patches. This is caused by the sun through the top (once the room) and through holes which were once windows. K. A row of gutted warehouses. A few walls and some rubble is now all that remains.