B.M. Cole


WW2 Luftwaffe bombers over Bournemouth [and Christchurch and Poole Harbour]

A 1940s WW2 German target identification bombing photo-document set

In the early 1940s, the German Luftwaffe planned a bombing campaign against British towns and cities, including Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Harbour.

To help Luftwaffe bomber aircrew identify their targets from the air during the raids on each town or city, the pilots and bomb-aimers were issued with an A4-size loose-leaf photo-document set containing a map and printed half-tone aerial photograph(s) of the general area to be attacked.

This original WW2 Luftwaffe set for air-raids on Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Harbour, found on a wartime Luftwaffe base, consists of:

4 sheets, 11 x 8 inches (30 cms x 21 cms), printed both sides. 8 pages of Luftwaffe map and photographs. 1 map, targets or other features marked in red. 2 full-page and 9 half-page aerial aerial photographs, captioned in German.



Page LS-141

Page LS-142

Page LS-143

Page LS-144

Page LS-145

Page LS-146

Page LS-147


An original WW2 Luftwaffe Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Harbour local history item

This photo-document set has great historical significance as one of the few surviving remnants of WW2 Luftwaffe activity over Britain and as an exceedingly scarce local history item.

Supplied with a modern leaflet containing more information on these German wartime air-raid documents.

Item reference Luft-9016

Price: £75 (GB pounds sterling) plus postage and insurance as below
- First class postage, fully insured, within the UK: £3
- Airmail postage, fully insured, outside the UK: £6

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