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Scanned image of Luftwaffe oblique annotated aerial view of Scapa Flow and Hoy, Orkney Islands

SC 449543

Description Scanned image of Luftwaffe oblique annotated aerial view of Scapa Flow and Hoy, Orkney Islands

Collection Luftwaffe: Aerial Reconnaisance (Scotland)

Catalogue Number SC 449543

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 47638

Scope and Content Scapa Flow, Orkney Luftwaffe aerial photograph of Scapa Flow, centred on the Houton Bay seaplane base, taken during World War II. A major anchorage for British warships, this photograph of Scapa Flow focuses on the Houton Bay seaplane base but the Royal Navy oil terminal at Lyness is also noted, along with its defensive anti-aircraft gun batteries. 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/449543

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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