Halifax-bomb-Brest-december-1941

IWM (C 4109)
Catalogue number
C 4109
Part of
AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION

Royal Air Force official photographer

Crown Copyright Expired – Public Domain

Vertical aerial photograph taken during a daylight attack on German warships docked at Brest, France. Two Handley Page Halifaxes of No. 35 Squadron RAF fly towards the dry docks in which the battlecruisers SCHARNHORST and GNEISENAU are berthed (right), and over which a smoke screen is rapidly spreading.

Handley Page Halifaxes of No. 35 Squadron RAF bombing the German battlecruisers SCHARNHORST and GNEISENAU in dry-dock at Brest, 18 December 1941.

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