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[A German fighting machine succeeded in setting afire the 42,000-ton great English steamship "Empress of Britain", the tenth largest ship in the world. As it was towed away burning, it took another torpedo shot from a German U-Boat and sank.]

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Title
[A German fighting machine succeeded in setting afire the 42,000-ton great English steamship "Empress of Britain", the tenth largest ship in the world. As it was towed away burning, it took another torpedo shot from a German U-Boat and sank.]
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
Ships -- British
Historic ships
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Picture caption: "Einer deutschen Kampfmaschine gelang es, den 42 000 t großen englischen Dampfer "Empress of Britain", das zehntgrößte Schiff der Welt, in Brand zu werfen. Als es brennend abgeschleppt wurde, erhielt es noch von einem deutschen U-Boot einen Torpedoschuß und sank."
Content: A Focke-Wulf FW-200 "Condor" long range reconnaisssance plane bombed the "Empress" on October 28, 1940. She was the largest ship ever sunk by a U-boat.
Content: Title translates German picture caption
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f4b16140-c601-012f-2d0c-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. "[A German fighting machine succeeded in setting afire the 42,000-ton great English steamship "Empress of Britain", the tenth largest ship in the world. As it was towed away burning, it took another torpedo shot from a German U-Boat and sank.]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b1cacde4-eabd-3a32-e040-e00a18064701

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "[A German fighting machine succeeded in setting afire the 42,000-ton great English steamship "Empress of Britain", the tenth largest ship in the world. As it was towed away burning, it took another torpedo shot from a German U-Boat and sank.]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b1cacde4-eabd-3a32-e040-e00a18064701

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1940). [A German fighting machine succeeded in setting afire the 42,000-ton great English steamship "Empress of Britain", the tenth largest ship in the world. As it was towed away burning, it took another torpedo shot from a German U-Boat and sank.] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b1cacde4-eabd-3a32-e040-e00a18064701

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[A German fighting machine succeeded in setting afire the 42,000-ton great English steamship "Empress of Britain", the tenth largest ship in the world.  As it was towed away burning, it took another torpedo shot from a German U-Boat and sank.]