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[The artillery on the Westwall stands watch. On clear days an artillery observer ascends in a captive balloon to direct (the guns') fire.]

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Names
Hoffmann, Heinrich (1885-1957) (Photographer)
Collection

Eye on the Reich : German propaganda photographs, 1939-1942.

1940

Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1940
Topics
Nazi propaganda
Captive balloons
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content : Picture caption: "Die Artillerie am Westwall ist auf der Wacht. Bei klarer Sicht steigt der Beobachter mit dem Kesselballon auf, um das Feuer zu leiten."

Content : The Westwall was the system of German bunkers and tank traps facing the French forts of the Maginot Line. The Allies called it the "Siegfried Line". An observer in a basket beneath the balloon would report by radio the locations of targets he saw to guns on the ground.

Content : Title translates German picture caption

Source note: Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.
Physical Description
Form: Gelatin silver prints ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: d7e9fcc0-c601-012f-a835-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1885: Creator Born
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "[The artillery on the Westwall stands watch. On clear days an artillery observer ascends in a captive balloon to direct (the guns') fire.]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4537-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "[The artillery on the Westwall stands watch. On clear days an artillery observer ascends in a captive balloon to direct (the guns') fire.]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 7, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4537-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. [The artillery on the Westwall stands watch. On clear days an artillery observer ascends in a captive balloon to direct (the guns') fire.] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4537-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

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[The artillery on the Westwall stands watch.  On clear days an artillery observer ascends in a captive balloon to direct (the guns') fire.]