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Striking at the heart of the Empire. Huge fires in the docks and warehouses of London lit up the skies of the British capital night after night. For fourteen hours London was under air raid alert.

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Title
Striking at the heart of the Empire. Huge fires in the docks and warehouses of London lit up the skies of the British capital night after night. For fourteen hours London was under air raid alert.
Names
Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 (Photographer)
Collection

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

1940

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1940
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1940
Topics
Nazi propaganda
Aerial bombings
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German
Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: German bombers targeted docks, wharves and warehouses in London at the start of what the British called "the Blitz". The blazes were made more intense by stores of sugar and molasses catching fire and flowing into the Thames river.
Content: Picture caption: "Sie trafen mitten ins Herz des Empire. Die schweren Brände in den Docks und Speichern Londons erhellten Nacht für Nacht den Himmel über der englischen Haupstadt. Bis zu vierzehn Stunden stand London unter Fliegeralarm."
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): b9651c70-c601-012f-06ab-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1885: Creator Born
  • 1940: Issued
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Striking at the heart of the Empire. Huge fires in the docks and warehouses of London lit up the skies of the British capital night after night. For fourteen hours London was under air raid alert." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-44f8-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Striking at the heart of the Empire. Huge fires in the docks and warehouses of London lit up the skies of the British capital night after night. For fourteen hours London was under air raid alert." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 24, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-44f8-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1940). Striking at the heart of the Empire. Huge fires in the docks and warehouses of London lit up the skies of the British capital night after night. For fourteen hours London was under air raid alert. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-44f8-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

Wikipedia Citation

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Striking at the heart of the Empire.  Huge fires in the docks and warehouses of London lit up the skies of the British capital night after night.  For fourteen hours London was under air raid alert.