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Bombing War

Foto: AMHSecond World War

Hamburg Archaeological Museum

Hamburg Archaeological Museum

This object is the tail unit of a container for incendiary bombs. Thermite sticks, a type of incendiary bombs, were de-ployed in large quantities in the Second World War to create firestorms, as for example during the bombing of Hamburg in the course of Operation Gomorrah. A total of 80 million incendiary bombs were dropped over Germany during the Second World War.

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  • Title: Bombing War
  • Creator: Foto: AMH
  • Date: Second World War
  • Location: Hamburg-Harburg
  • Provenance: Archäologisches Museum Hamburg Stadtmuseum Harburg|Helms-Museum
  • Type: Bomb Tail
  • Medium: Metal, Metall

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