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B-17 Flying Fortress over Berlin.

Article about: I picked up this press photo recently, not normally my area of collecting but I liked it and that was a good enough reason to buy it! The particular air raid in the photo is dated to April 2

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    I picked up this press photo recently, not normally my area of collecting but I liked it and that was a good enough reason to buy it!

    The particular air raid in the photo is dated to April 29th 1944 and was printed in a U.S. newspaper on May 7th or 8th. Anhalter Station was one of the raids major targets.

    The areas of Berlin picked out are:

    A - The River Spree
    B - Unter den Linden
    C - Anhalter Station
    D - Landwehr Canal
    E - Templehof Airport
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    Sending that on to my hubby!!

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    It's a cool photo Adrian. It still has the 'crop marks' where
    the publishers had sized it for printing.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks for your comments Candice and Steve. I like these press photos with the crop marks, it makes them seem more 'real' in a way.
    I collect press photos like this of the actress Gene Tierney and very often they have the press cutting stuck to the reverse. Unfortunately this one didn't but I'm not going to display the back!

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    A superb historical shot Adrian , places , the date , a moment in time and history that's why i love photos !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    An excellent photo Adrian, reminds me of the Lancaster aerial shot



    Nick
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    Nice images gents, with good clarity. Thanks for sharing those with us all.

    Regards,

    Carl
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    Nice photos I like the B-17 one a lot Ive been looking for a few of 17s or 24s lately

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    The Berlin B-17 photo gives me chills... I was at Anhalter Station in 2007 and had a hell of a good time...

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