What British Bombers Did at Bremen on the Weser

The War Illustrated, Volume 9, No. 217, Page 370, October 12, 1945.

Photo: What British Bombers Did at Bremen on the Weser. Germany's second largest port, Bremen was a prime target for attacks by the R.A.F. from May 1940 to April 22, 1945 - five days before its capture by the British 2nd Army. Onslaughts included one of the early 1,000-bomber raids, on June 25, 1942. As seen in this remarkable air photograph, the result presents a mighty reconstruction problem. Sole edifice in this district to escape the fury was a massive air-raid shelter (centre). Constructed of ferro-concrete of immense thickness, this type of shelter had a minimum height of some 50 feet, and accommodated between 5,000 and 10,000 people. Photo, British Official.

Historical context, by the webmaster

The Luftschutzbunker is the one in the Zwinglistraße in Bremen.