The War Illustrated November 4 .th ,1939 Under the All-Seeing Eyes of the Royal Air Force These three photographs show the results of some of the daring reconnaissance flights that the R.A .F .made on the Western Front in the first weeks of the war. That at the top of the page is of Volklingen, a mining town about 6^ miles west of Saarbruecken. It proves the remarkable degree of perfection to which aerial photography has now attained, for, though taken at a height of 20,000 feet, every landmark in the town is clearly invisible the enlarged print. The distance between the points marked A and Bis about 1 mile. Bottom left is a pontoon bridge across the Rhine from which the centre pontoons have been removed by the French. This photograph was taken from a height of 600 feet. Right is a railway bridge across the Rhine at the nearer end are gates closed as a temporary defence. Photos, Royal Air Force: Crown Copyright Reserved m
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