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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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Title
[The artillery on the Westwall stands watch. On clear days an artillery observer ascends in a captive balloon to direct (the guns') fire.]
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
Gelatin silver prints
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d7e9fcc0-c601-012f-a835-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1885: Creator Born
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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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.]