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The English dropped not only bombs but incendiary material mounted on celluloid plates. They were meant to destroy the harvest and the farmers' houses. A more despicable weapon can scarcely be imagined.

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

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

1939

Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1939
Topics
Nazi propaganda
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content : Picture caption: "Nicht nur Bomben, sondern auch Zelluloidplättchen mit Brandwatte warfen die Engländer ab. So sollten die Ernte und die Bauernhäuser vernichtet werden. Niederträchtiger kann kaum ein Kampsmittel ausgedacht werden."

Content : These are real (not just a propaganda invention), and were part of a short-lived British attempt to burn Germany's forests and farm crops. Once set alight, the celluloid would burn quickly and intensely, like old film stock.

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: 998b9f40-c601-012f-8c9e-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

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

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The English dropped not only bombs but incendiary material mounted on celluloid plates. They were meant to destroy the harvest and the farmers' houses. A more despicable weapon can scarcely be imagined." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fc8d-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The English dropped not only bombs but incendiary material mounted on celluloid plates. They were meant to destroy the harvest and the farmers' houses. A more despicable weapon can scarcely be imagined." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 1, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fc8d-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. The English dropped not only bombs but incendiary material mounted on celluloid plates. They were meant to destroy the harvest and the farmers' houses. A more despicable weapon can scarcely be imagined. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fc8d-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7

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The English dropped not only bombs but incendiary material mounted on celluloid plates.  They were meant to destroy the harvest and the farmers' houses.  A more despicable weapon can scarcely be imagined.