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1st bombing of Berlin...

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August 27, 1940

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 27, 1940

* 1st bombing of Berlin Germany
* RAF bombers airplanes
* World War II - WWII

This 26 page newspaper has a nice two line banner headline on the front page: "SIRENS SHRIEK IN LONDON AND BERLIN AS AIR WAR TERRORIZES MILLIONS" with subheads which tells of the very first air attack on the city of Berlin during World War II.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Light browning with little spine, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Before 1941, Berlin - 950 kilometres (590 miles) from London - was at the extreme range attainable by the British bombers then available to the RAF. It could be bombed only at night in summer when the days were longer and skies clear - which increased the risk to Allied bombers. The first RAF raid on Berlin took place on the night of 25 August 1940; 95 aircraft were dispatched to bomb Tempelhof Airport near the centre of Berlin and Siemensstadt, of which 81 dropped their bombs in and around Berlin.

Category: World War II

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