Recorded: 29.August 1944
Bramo Factory building was heavily damaged by the U.S. 8th AF heavy bomber attack of 21 June 44. Twenty direct hits gutted the large main workshop, four smaller workshops were seriously damaged.
During the Spanish Civil War, Barcelona came under aerial bombardment for three days beginning 16th March 1938, from the Italian Aviazione Legionaria. The bombings caused more than 3000 deaths.
These attacks were at the request of General Francisco Franco as retribution against the resolutely Republican Catalan population.
The Chadwell Heath Anti Aircraft Battery was one of the largest purpose built AA sites protecting London during the Blitz of 1940-41.
This battery held 8x 4.5inch guns, reflective of its importance as the last line of defence against enemy bombers heading to Dagenham and the London Docks.
The site was built in 1935 and the buildings are mostly of brick (with concrete render) and r...
A plan from 1918 of the famous and brutal WW1 retraining ground known as the 'Bullring' at Etaples.
Etaples was the scene of much Allied activity during WW1 due to its safety from attack by enemy land forces and the existence of railway connections to both the northern and southern battlefields.
The town was home to 16 hospitals and a convalescent depot, in addition to a number of...
Spanish Cival War.
In November 1936 the capital of the Republican Government was moved to Valencia, amidst fears of losing Madrid, and remained there until the end of the war in 1939.
The frontline never reached Valencia, although shelling and bombings by Franco's forces were frequent.
RAF Fairlop was first used during the First World War as a Royal Naval Air Station Training School.
A small flying club used the site between the wars and there were plans to build a commercial airport, but these were later abandoned.
With WW2 a year old, construction of the concrete runways in the familiar "A" pattern started in September 1940 and were completed August 1941.
The 2010 Pakistan floods began in July 2010 following heavy monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, lower Punjab and Balochistan regions of Pakistan. Present estimates indicate that over two thousand people have died and over a million homes have been destroyed since the flooding began. The United Nations estimates that more than twenty million people are injured or homeless as a result...
Deutschland (later re-named Lützow), was the lead ship of her class that served in the German Kriegsmarine before and during World War II. The ship was originally classified as a Panzerschiff ("armoured ship") by Germany. The Kriegsmarine reclassified them as a heavy cruisers in February 1940. The British initially nicknamed the three ships of this class "pocket battleships"...
B-24 Liberator bomber raiding the Japanese airfields at Cape Gloucester, New Britain in preparation of the American invasion, Dec 1943
The Battle of Cape Gloucester was a battle in the Pacific theater of World War II, which took place between late December 1943 and April 1944, on the island of New Britain, part of the Territory of New Guinea.
On June 15, 1944, 297 planes (155 Avro Lancasters, 130 Handley Page Halifaxes, and 12 De Havilland Mosquitos) of the Royal Air Force bombed Boulogne harbour to suppress German naval activity following D-Day. Some of the Lancasters carried Tallboy bombs. As a result, the harbour and the surrounding area were completely destroyed. In August, 1944 the town had been declared a "fortress" ...
Attu Airfield is an airfield located on Attu Island, Alaska. It is located at Alexai Point and Casco Cove on Attu. Mountains are located to three sides of the airfield.
The airfield was built by United States Army Engineers during World War II. The first USAAF aircraft to land at the airfield was a C-47 Skytrain, landing fighters crews at Alexai Point. It was used as a staging a...
Aerial photo of a U.S. Army Air Forces attack on Kiska island, Alaska (USA), circa 1943.
Original caption: "A train of bombs drops from United States Army Air forces plane on territory in the Aleutians held by the Japanese. Our fighting forces harass the enemy at this important outpost daily."
On this picture is a battleship of the Littorio-class and one of the Conte di Cavour class. Also three large destroyer and two auxillary naval ships with red-white stripes in front of the battleships.
Two large passenger steamer are on the northern side.
Fighting began in North Africa on September 13, 1940, when Marshal Rodolfo Graziani's Italian 10th Army launched an attack from its bases in Libya on outnumbered British forces in western Egypt. A successful British counterattack initiated on December 9, 1940, led by General Sir Archibald Wavell, resulted in Italian defeat at Tobruk (Tubruq) in eastern Libya on January 22, 1941. On February 12,...
Vertical aerial photograph, taken 27 October 1941.
The larger ship docked at the Navy Yard (in the right side of the image) is USS Canopus (AS-9), with two destroyers flanking the nearby pier. Six motor torpedo boats (PT) are tied up to the pier in upper right center.
RAF reconnaissance photo showing Köln moored in the Fætten Fjord northeast of Trondheim, Norway, 19 Jul 1942.
Köln was a German light cruiser prior to and during World War II, one of three K-Class cruisers named after cities starting with the letter K. This ship was named after the city of Köln (Cologne). The others in her class were the Königsberg and the Karlsruhe. The K-class ...
Detail from an American aerial photograph taken on 18 April 1945. The photo shows the star-shaped outline of the Wehrmacht prison Torgau-Fort Zinna (upper right), Seydlitz Barracks and Zieten Barracks (upper left), which was the seat of the Reich Military Court from August 1943 to April 1945.
The outwork of Fort Zinna, built in 1810-1813 under the rule of Napoleon, was used as a ...