Cologne Captured 1945

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Full title reads: "COLOGNE CAPTURED".


Aerial shots of a shower of bombs falling down to Cologne, Germany. Aerial shots of clouds of bomb smoke rising from Cologne. Fairly near shot of a Lancaster aircraft exploding in the air after a direct hit.

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  • The building seen on the right of the picture at 03:19 is the Romerturm, part of Cologne's Roman city wall.

    jamied 5th Mar 2012

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