[Heligoland Ops 281, Berchtesgaden Ops 283, 284]

Accession Number F02598
Collection type Film
Measurement 6 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker RAF Film Production Unit
RAF Bomber Command
Place made Germany
Date made 19 April 1945; 25 April 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


RAF Bomber Command Operational films of daylight bombing raiders by Lancaster heavy bombers on Heligoland 19 April 1945 and Berchtesgaden 25 April 1945. (Ops 281) Opening scene taken from bombing camera looking down on a Lancaster bomber and bomb explosions on the target area. Shot of target area pock-marked by bomb craters. More shots of bomb explosions. (0ps 293 & 284) Lancaster bomber formation flying of snow covered mountains. Anti-aircraft flak bursts. Shot of the bomb drop and bomb impacts. A long shot of flak bursts and the bombed target.

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