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Walter Frentz (1907 - 2004) or Alfred Tritschler (1905 - 1970)
Battery Lindemann near Calais
1943, May (late)
Chromogenic color print, on Agfa-Color paper
29.8 x 39.7 cm
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Courtesy of Bassenge, Berlin (Photography, Dec 2, 2009, Sale: 94, Lot: 4158)
This image is exemplary for the NS propaganda photography used during WWII and shows a cross channel gun which was able to shoot across the English Channel. At the time the print offered here was made, Agfa-Color paper was still at the start of its development and not yet widely available on the market.
Lit.: Hans Georg Hiller von Gaertringen (ed.). Das Auge des dritten Reiches. Munich 2007, ill. p. 228.
Published in: Signal, Feb. 1944 (variant).