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[The German planes on the Western Front are well-camouflaged. They are ready for attack at any minute. The report of the Armed Forces Supreme Command describes it with a few words: "The attempt made by hostile aircraft to fly over German territory failed."]

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Title
[The German planes on the Western Front are well-camouflaged. They are ready for attack at any minute. The report of the Armed Forces Supreme Command describes it with a few words: "The attempt made by hostile aircraft to fly over German territory failed."]
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
Nets
Airplanes -- Markings
Guards
Camouflage (Military science)
Swastikas
Air bases
Military officers -- German -- 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Picture caption: "Gut getarnt stehen die Maschinen der deutschen Luftwaffe überall an der deutschen Westfront. Sie sind jeden Augenblick zum Einsatz bereit. Im Bericht des Oberkommandos der Wehrmacht heißt es dann mit knappen Worten: 'Der Versuch feindlicher Flieger, auf deutsches Gebiet einzufliegen, scheiterte.'"
Content: Title translates German picture caption
Content: The airplane is a Heinkel He-111 bomber. The camouflage net strung above the plane, combined with the aircraft's blotched green paint, makes it harder to see from above. Note the ceremonial dagger hanging at the waist of the officer saluting at right.
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): 1d3abf00-c602-012f-5a46-58d385a7bc34
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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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "[The German planes on the Western Front are well-camouflaged. They are ready for attack at any minute. The report of the Armed Forces Supreme Command describes it with a few words: "The attempt made by hostile aircraft to fly over German territory failed."]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b3616a4e-faf1-36dd-e040-e00a18067ba2

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "[The German planes on the Western Front are well-camouflaged. They are ready for attack at any minute. The report of the Armed Forces Supreme Command describes it with a few words: "The attempt made by hostile aircraft to fly over German territory failed."]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b3616a4e-faf1-36dd-e040-e00a18067ba2

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1940). [The German planes on the Western Front are well-camouflaged. They are ready for attack at any minute. The report of the Armed Forces Supreme Command describes it with a few words: "The attempt made by hostile aircraft to fly over German territory failed."] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b3616a4e-faf1-36dd-e040-e00a18067ba2

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[The German planes on the Western Front are well-camouflaged.  They are ready for attack at any minute.  The report of the Armed Forces Supreme Command describes it with a few words: "The attempt made by hostile aircraft to fly over German territory failed."]