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In defending against British air raids on the German coast, the German Messerschmitt Me 110 fighter proved itself superior to the English air force in speed, agility and extraordinary firepower.

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Title
In defending against British air raids on the German coast, the German Messerschmitt Me 110 fighter proved itself superior to the English air force in speed, agility and extraordinary firepower.
Names
Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 (Photographer)
Collection

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

1941

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1941
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1941
Topics
Nazi propaganda
Fighter planes
Airplane propellers
Germany. Luftwaffe
Messerschmitt airplanes
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Picture caption: "Bei der Abwehr englischer Luftangriffe auf die deutschen Küsten erwies sich der Typ der deutschen Messerschmitt-Zerstörer Me 110 der englischen Luftwaffe durch Schnelligkeit, Wendigkeit und Feuerkraft außerordentlich überlegen."
Content: The Me-110 "Zerstörer" (Destroyer) was so outclassed by enemy fighters in the Battle of Britain that it was withdrawn from service. Switched to an interceptor role, as shown here, it proved very successful (especially equipped with radar at night) against enemy bombers.
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): 2791dc20-c602-012f-df3f-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
  • 1941: Issued
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "In defending against British air raids on the German coast, the German Messerschmitt Me 110 fighter proved itself superior to the English air force in speed, agility and extraordinary firepower." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1941. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b22fc0d7-1581-4eed-e040-e00a180606a5

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "In defending against British air raids on the German coast, the German Messerschmitt Me 110 fighter proved itself superior to the English air force in speed, agility and extraordinary firepower." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 7, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b22fc0d7-1581-4eed-e040-e00a180606a5

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1941). In defending against British air raids on the German coast, the German Messerschmitt Me 110 fighter proved itself superior to the English air force in speed, agility and extraordinary firepower. Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b22fc0d7-1581-4eed-e040-e00a180606a5

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In defending against British air raids on the German coast, the German Messerschmitt Me 110 fighter proved itself superior to the English air force in speed, agility and extraordinary firepower.