Luftwaffe WW2 air-raids on British towns and cities
Luftwaffe WW2 bombing photos index

Digital reprints of the map and photograph(s) used by Luftwaffe bomber pilots during WW2 air-raids on St. Ives

In the early 1940s, the German Luftwaffe planned a bombing campaign against British towns and cities, including St. Ives.

To enable 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 a set of a map and half-tone aerial photograph(s) of the area to be attacked.

4 pages (shown below) were issued to bomber aircrew going on missions over the St. Ives area.

Used in air-raids over the target town or city: Every image was captioned to assist in navigation, positioning and target identification purposes during the raids themselves and the photographs were issued with the instructions Zum Verbrauch! Mitnahme von Ausschnitten des Bildteiles zum Feindflug gestattet (To be used! ... take these photographs with you on raids).

Unique local history interest but originals rarely found:  As 1940s wartime originals of these German aircrew photographs are now virtually unobtainable, we're publishing for museums, libraries and collectors a small number of A4 (full size) and A5 (half size) reprints of the set for this area, each page and photograph complete with its original German text.

Museum and exhibition protection and display:  These images are supplied on gloss photographic paper, laminated for museum and exhibition protection and display.  Each set is also provided with a separate laminated explanatory card as shown towards the top of this page to assist in display purposes.

Copyright:  The copyright notice shown on the images below does not appear in the photographic images provided.

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Ref: LS-287
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Ref: LS-288
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Ref: LS-289
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Ref: LS-290


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  • Single page LS-287 A4 - 12 x 8.5 inches; 30 x 21 cms:  £7.50 post free UK    Click here to order LS-287 A4

  • Single page LS-288 A4 - 12 x 8.5 inches; 30 x 21 cms:  £7.50 post free UK    Click here to order LS-288 A4

  • Single page LS-289 A4 - 12 x 8.5 inches; 30 x 21 cms:  £7.50 post free UK    Click here to order LS-289 A4

  • Single page LS-290 A4 - 12 x 8.5 inches; 30 x 21 cms:  £7.50 post free UK    Click here to order LS-290 A4

  • Set of 4 full-size A4 pages - 12 x 8.5 inches; 30 x 21 cms: £24 post free UK    Click here to order St. Ives A4 set

  • Set of 4 half-size A5 pages - 8.5 x 6 inches; 21 x 15 cms :  £18 post free UK    Click here to order St. Ives A5 set

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