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All the way to the Shetland Islands the German Air Force hunts the enemy. Here is an actual shot from a battle between a German plane and an English "Sunderland" flying boat which, minutes later, dived burning into the sea. The German machine gunner is also the camera man. He shot well with both weapons.

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All the way to the Shetland Islands the German Air Force hunts the enemy. Here is an actual shot from a battle between a German plane and an English "Sunderland" flying boat which, minutes later, dived burning into the sea. The German machine gunner is also the camera man. He shot well with both weapons.
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
Gun turrets
Seaplanes
Air warfare
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British
Heinkel airplanes
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Picture caption: "Bis hinauf in der Shetland-Inseln jagt die deutsche Luftwaffe den Gegner. Hier eine seltene Aufnahme vom Kampf einer deutsche Maschine gegen ein englisches Sunderland-Flugboot, das wenige Minuten später brennend in die See stürtzte. Das deutsche MG-Schütze ist zugleich Kameramann. Er hat mit beiden Waffen gut geschossen."
Content: The British airplane is a Supermarine "Stanraer" flying boat. With its biplane wings and two engines, it's very different from a Short "Sunderland", a much more modern looking monoplane with four motors. The German plane is a Heinkel He-111 bomber.
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): fdefdec0-c601-012f-8e92-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1885: Creator Born
  • 1940: Issued
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "All the way to the Shetland Islands the German Air Force hunts the enemy. Here is an actual shot from a battle between a German plane and an English "Sunderland" flying boat which, minutes later, dived burning into the sea. The German machine gunner is also the camera man. He shot well with both weapons." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b1cacde4-ead1-3a32-e040-e00a18064701

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "All the way to the Shetland Islands the German Air Force hunts the enemy. Here is an actual shot from a battle between a German plane and an English "Sunderland" flying boat which, minutes later, dived burning into the sea. The German machine gunner is also the camera man. He shot well with both weapons." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 29, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b1cacde4-ead1-3a32-e040-e00a18064701

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1940). All the way to the Shetland Islands the German Air Force hunts the enemy. Here is an actual shot from a battle between a German plane and an English "Sunderland" flying boat which, minutes later, dived burning into the sea. The German machine gunner is also the camera man. He shot well with both weapons. Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b1cacde4-ead1-3a32-e040-e00a18064701

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All the way to the Shetland Islands the German Air Force hunts the enemy.  Here is an actual shot from a battle between a German plane and an English "Sunderland" flying boat which, minutes later, dived burning into the sea.  The German machine gunner is also the camera man.  He shot well with both weapons.