Luftwaffe WW2 air-raids on British towns and cities

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High-resolution (600 dpi) scans of the map and photographs used by Luftwaffe bomber pilots during WW2 air-raids on Southampton

In the early 1940s, the German Luftwaffe planned a bombing campaign against British towns and cities, including Southampton.

To enable Luftwaffe bomber aircrew identify their military and strategic targets from the air during the raids on each town or city, the pilots and bomb-aimers were issued with a set of a map and half-tone aerial photographs of the area to be attacked.

7 pages (shown below) were issued to bomber aircrew going on missions over Southampton.

Used in air-raids over the target town or city: Every image was captioned to assist in navigation, positioning and target identification purposes during the raids themselves and the photographs were issued with the clear instructions Zum Verbrauch! Mitnahme von Ausschnitten des Bildteiles zum Feindflug gestattet (To be used! Take these photographs with you on raids).

Originals of these sets are now very rarely found. However, we can supply high-resolution (600 dpi) scans of each page in JPG format at 9 per page for self-printing or publishing in any size you want. We can also provide our own digital re-issues of these rare photographs in two sizes - A4 (original full-size; 12 x 8.5 inches; 30 x 21 cms; 6 per page) and A5 (half-size; 8.5 x 6 inches; 21 x 15 cms; 4 per page).

High-resolution scans:  This page lists high-resolution scans available as jpgs. Our own digital printed re-issues are listed in an A5 index page here and in an A4 listing page here.

Watermark:  The watermark overlay shown on the images below does not appear on the scans provided.

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Ref: LS-125
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Ref: LS-126
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Ref: LS-127
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Ref: LS-128
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Ref: LS-129
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How to order by debit/credit card: Click on the appropriate Visa/MC logo to order the individual pages you want, in each case ordering by conventional credit/debit card through our PayPal secure server (you don't need a PayPal account to pay this way).
  • LS-125 scan 600 dpi JPG; £9.00 supplied by email attachment    Click here to order LS-125 scan

  • LS-126 scan 600 dpi JPG; £9.00 supplied by email attachment    Click here to order LS-126 scan

  • LS-127 scan 600 dpi JPG; £9.00 supplied by email attachment    Click here to order LS-127 scan

  • LS-128 scan 600 dpi JPG; £9.00 supplied by email attachment    Click here to order LS-128 scan

  • LS-129 scan 600 dpi JPG; £9.00 supplied by email attachment    Click here to order LS-129 scan

  • LS-130 scan 600 dpi JPG; £9.00 supplied by email attachment    Click here to order LS-130 scan

  • LS-131 scan 600 dpi JPG; £9.00 supplied by email attachment    Click here to order LS-131 scan


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