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To relieve the front at Tobruk and Malta the British in mid-June sent a heavily armed naval convoy from Gibraltar and a second one from Alexandria. The convoy coming from Gibraltar was attacked by the Italian air force. In doing so torpedo planes succeeded in sinking 3 cruisers, 3 destroyers, plus 3 cargo steamships. 1 battleship, 1 aircraft carrier and 2 cruisers were badly damaged. The picture shows the moment after the release of the torpedo in front of a British battleship.

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To relieve the front at Tobruk and Malta the British in mid-June sent a heavily armed naval convoy from Gibraltar and a second one from Alexandria. The convoy coming from Gibraltar was attacked by the Italian air force. In doing so torpedo planes succeeded in sinking 3 cruisers, 3 destroyers, plus 3 cargo steamships. 1 battleship, 1 aircraft carrier and 2 cruisers were badly damaged. The picture shows the moment after the release of the torpedo in front of a British battleship.
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
Mediterranean Sea
Aerial bombings
Air warfare
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Italian
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, British
Torpedo bombers
Bombers -- Italian
Battleships -- British
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Picture caption: "Zur Entlastung der Tobrukfront und von Malta schickten die Engländer Mitte Juni einen schwer bewaffneten Geleitzug von Gibraltar und einen zweiten von Alexandria aus in See. Der von Gibraltar kommende Geleitzug wurde von der italienischen Luftwaffe angegriffen. Hierbei gelang es Torpedoflugzeugen, 3 Kreuzer, 3 Zerstörer sowie 3 Frachtdampfer zu versenken. 1 Schlachtschiff, 1 Flugzeugträger und 2 Kreuzer wurden schwer beschädigt. Die Aufnahme zeigt den Augenblick nach dem Ausklinken des Torpedos vor einem englischen Schlachtschiff."
Content: The Malta convoy battles were some of the most fiercely fought naval engagements of the war, as the Italian and German air forces repeatedly attacked British ships bringing supplies to the besieged island. Here, a tri-motor SM-79 bomber launches its torpedo at a World War I vintage British battleship. Note the wakes from other ships in the convoy crossing the picture.
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): 225f40b0-c602-012f-f372-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1885: Creator Born
  • 1941: 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. "To relieve the front at Tobruk and Malta the British in mid-June sent a heavily armed naval convoy from Gibraltar and a second one from Alexandria. The convoy coming from Gibraltar was attacked by the Italian air force. In doing so torpedo planes succeeded in sinking 3 cruisers, 3 destroyers, plus 3 cargo steamships. 1 battleship, 1 aircraft carrier and 2 cruisers were badly damaged. The picture shows the moment after the release of the torpedo in front of a British battleship." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1941. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b22fc0d7-1576-4eed-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. "To relieve the front at Tobruk and Malta the British in mid-June sent a heavily armed naval convoy from Gibraltar and a second one from Alexandria. The convoy coming from Gibraltar was attacked by the Italian air force. In doing so torpedo planes succeeded in sinking 3 cruisers, 3 destroyers, plus 3 cargo steamships. 1 battleship, 1 aircraft carrier and 2 cruisers were badly damaged. The picture shows the moment after the release of the torpedo in front of a British battleship." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 21, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b22fc0d7-1576-4eed-e040-e00a180606a5

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1941). To relieve the front at Tobruk and Malta the British in mid-June sent a heavily armed naval convoy from Gibraltar and a second one from Alexandria. The convoy coming from Gibraltar was attacked by the Italian air force. In doing so torpedo planes succeeded in sinking 3 cruisers, 3 destroyers, plus 3 cargo steamships. 1 battleship, 1 aircraft carrier and 2 cruisers were badly damaged. The picture shows the moment after the release of the torpedo in front of a British battleship. Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b22fc0d7-1576-4eed-e040-e00a180606a5

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<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b22fc0d7-1576-4eed-e040-e00a180606a5 | title= (still image) To relieve the front at Tobruk and Malta the British in mid-June sent a heavily armed naval convoy from Gibraltar and a second one from Alexandria. The convoy coming from Gibraltar was attacked by the Italian air force. In doing so torpedo planes succeeded in sinking 3 cruisers, 3 destroyers, plus 3 cargo steamships. 1 battleship, 1 aircraft carrier and 2 cruisers were badly damaged. The picture shows the moment after the release of the torpedo in front of a British battleship., (1941) }} |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=November 21, 2019 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lennox, and Tilden Foundation}}</ref>

To relieve the front at Tobruk and Malta the British in mid-June sent a heavily armed naval convoy from Gibraltar and a second one from Alexandria.  The convoy coming from Gibraltar was attacked by the Italian air force.  In doing so torpedo planes succeeded in sinking 3 cruisers, 3 destroyers, plus 3 cargo steamships.  1 battleship, 1 aircraft carrier and 2 cruisers were badly damaged.  The picture shows the moment after the release of the torpedo in front of a British battleship.