Official Royal Air Force photographs showing details of the Flak Towers in the city of Hamburg, Germany. Approximately 60 b&w images (mainly 18 x 12.5cm; 11 @ 12 x 9.5cm) taken in April 1946. These show the enormous concrete structures and associated equipment of the Gun Towers at Wilhelmsburg South and Heilingengeist North with each image having a detailed description pasted to the reverse. In addition to general photos of the towers there are others showing the 12.8cm guns/gun-pits, generators, ammunition magazine and hoists, bomb damage etc. Every photograph is overstamped '6 Flak Disarmament Troop R.A.' Included with the sale is a pdf file from the National Archives, 'Air 55/158 Flak Towers Germany'. This 95 page document explains the use, construction and dismantling of the towers and includes many of these photographs within the report. The towers were used to provide huge shelter space for the public during aerial bombardment (the largest tower had room for 20,000 people), storage of goods and anti aircraft defence guns. A fascinating insight into German city defence systems. Stock code P21783-53.
NB. The pdf file Air/55/158 will be emailed to the buyer.