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Under the weight of German reprisals against London, huge fires broke out in the British capital, which at night showed German pilots the way to their destination. Here the Parliament buildings stand out against the fiery glow of the night sky.

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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
War blackouts
Aerial bombings
Great Britain. Parliament
World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction & pillage
Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content : Picture caption: "Unter der Wucht der deutschen Vergeltungsschläge gegen London brachen in der britischen Haupstadt riesige Brände aus, die den deutschen Kampsfliegern in der Nacht den Weg zu ihren Zielen wiesen. Hier hebt sich das Parlamentsgebäude gegen den feuerleuchtenden Nachthimmel ab."

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: f03aad00-c601-012f-7349-58d385a7bc34

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. "Under the weight of German reprisals against London, huge fires broke out in the British capital, which at night showed German pilots the way to their destination. Here the Parliament buildings stand out against the fiery glow of the night sky." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b1cacde4-eab3-3a32-e040-e00a18064701

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Under the weight of German reprisals against London, huge fires broke out in the British capital, which at night showed German pilots the way to their destination. Here the Parliament buildings stand out against the fiery glow of the night sky." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 25, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b1cacde4-eab3-3a32-e040-e00a18064701

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. Under the weight of German reprisals against London, huge fires broke out in the British capital, which at night showed German pilots the way to their destination. Here the Parliament buildings stand out against the fiery glow of the night sky. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b1cacde4-eab3-3a32-e040-e00a18064701

Wikipedia Citation

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Under the weight of German reprisals against London, huge fires broke out in the British capital, which at night showed German pilots the way to their destination.  Here the Parliament buildings stand out against the fiery glow of the night sky.