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 North West London.
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 North West London, found on a wartime Luftwaffe base, consists of:
2 sheets, different sizes, one 11 x 8 inches (30 cms x 21 cms), printed both sides, containing a map and 2 half-page aerial photographs, the other a magnificent double-page one 11 x 16 inches (30 cms x 42 cms) aerial panoramic photograph, all captioned in German. The illustration provided below shows the panoramic photo at half the scale of the other two.
An original WW2 Luftwaffe North West London 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-9074
(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