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This is what German sea rescue planes look like, easily identifiable by their white paint and Red Cross. They are unarmed. Despite this, British "gentlemen" attack them with their machine guns.

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This is what German sea rescue planes look like, easily identifiable by their white paint and Red Cross.  They are unarmed.  Despite this, British "gentlemen" attack them with their machine guns.

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Title
This is what German sea rescue planes look like, easily identifiable by their white paint and Red Cross. They are unarmed. Despite this, British "gentlemen" attack them with their machine guns.
Names
Hoffmann, Heinrich (1885-1957) (Photographer)
Collection

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

1940

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1940
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1940
Topics
Nazi propaganda
Airplanes -- Markings
Red Cross and Red Crescent
Seaplanes
Airplane engines
Airplane propellers
Heinkel airplanes
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Picture caption: "So sehen die deutschen Seenot-Flugzeuge aus, die durch ihren weißen Anstrich und das Rote Kreuz gut erkenntlich waren. Sie sind unbewaffnet. Trotzdem nahmen sie die englischen Gentlemen unter MG.-Feuer."
Content: This is a Heinkel He-59 floatplane. They were used to rescue German airmen who had crashed into the English Channel during the Battle of Britain. After the British captured one of these planes and found that it had been doing reconnaissance as well as rescue work, they declared them legitimate targets.
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): 0eaf93a0-c602-012f-610d-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1885: Creator Born
  • 1940: Issued
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "This is what German sea rescue planes look like, easily identifiable by their white paint and Red Cross. They are unarmed. Despite this, British "gentlemen" attack them with their machine guns." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b35e6240-e5d6-ef75-e040-e00a18064b93

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "This is what German sea rescue planes look like, easily identifiable by their white paint and Red Cross. They are unarmed. Despite this, British "gentlemen" attack them with their machine guns." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 1, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b35e6240-e5d6-ef75-e040-e00a18064b93

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1940). This is what German sea rescue planes look like, easily identifiable by their white paint and Red Cross. They are unarmed. Despite this, British "gentlemen" attack them with their machine guns. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b35e6240-e5d6-ef75-e040-e00a18064b93

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This is what German sea rescue planes look like, easily identifiable by their white paint and Red Cross.  They are unarmed.  Despite this, British "gentlemen" attack them with their machine guns.