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Operation Chastise German Pics Auctioned

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by The_Historian, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron  

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    Dig deep!
    "Photographs described by experts as 'extremely rare' which show the damage wreaked by the famous Dam Busters in World War II are to be auctioned next week.
    The aerial shots taken by German Intelligence depict the Möhne and Edersee Dams before the raid and after they were breached by the ingenious bouncing bomb, designed by Barnes Wallis, causing catastrophic flooding of the Ruhr valley.
    Operation Chastise, as the famous raid was officially known, was an attack on major dams in Germany's industrial heartland carried out on 16-17 May 1943 by the Royal Air Force's renowned 617 Squadron, based at Scampton, Lincolnshire. "
    Secret Nazi photos show devastation of Britain's raids | Daily Mail Online
     
  2. Martin Bull

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    Going to be boring again here.....the actual photos may be rare, but they're familiar to anyone who has read several well-known books about the Raid ( eg 'Dams Raid Through The Lens', 'Dambusters' by Falconer, etc etc ). Certainly most of the images shown in above have been available from the Bundesarchiv for years......
     
  3. RichTO90

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    Umm, it is the Daily Mail after all,which apparently can't get facts straight if provided a ruler and a brass band to point them the way. Geheime Kommandosache is " Geheime Kommandofache" and gets translated as 'secret command document" rather than secret command operations... ;)
     

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