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Scanned image of Luftwaffe vertical air photograph of Lyness area, Hoy, Orkney Islands.

SC 445497

Description Scanned image of Luftwaffe vertical air photograph of Lyness area, Hoy, Orkney Islands.

Collection Luftwaffe: Aerial Reconnaisance (Scotland)

Catalogue Number SC 445497

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copy of C 47660

Scope and Content Lyness Naval Base, Orkney Luftwaffe aerial photograph of Lyness Royal Naval Base, taken during World War II. Storing fuel-oil for Home Fleet warships, Lyness was vital to British naval operations in the North Atlantic and was protected by two heavy anti-aircraft batteries, to north and south. The hill to the west housed underground oil-tanks. The German Luftwaffe took aerial photographs of parts of Scotland throughout World War II. The photographs were used for intelligence work, such as selecting targets, assessing bombing accuracy and finding equipment and defensive positions. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/445497

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 155) Records of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe), Second World War Aerial Reconnaissance

> Item Level (SC 445497) Scanned image of Luftwaffe vertical air photograph of Lyness area, Hoy, Orkney Islands.

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