Item SC 458736

Collection Name RAF World War II (APs)
Collection Date 20/10/1941
Caption Scanned image of RAF WWII oblique air photograph of the Forth Railway Bridge taken during 1941, also shows several barrage balloon sites and the heavy anti-aircraft battery immediately W of Dalmeny Station.
Notes Scanned for David Easton RAF publication and SCRAN 1999 from No.1 CAM, frame no. x954 of a 8" x 6" print
External Reference No.1 CAM, x954
Category SCANNED IMAGES
This is a copy of D 97995 S
Copyright © RCAHMS

Additional Information

Aerial view of the Forth Railway Bridge, Fife and Lothian This oblique aerial photograph was taken from the south of the Forth Railway Bridge during World War II by the Royal Air Force. This bridge was a vital communication route to the north, and was a target for the first German air raid on Britain in World War II. It also shows a heavy anti-aircraft battery to the west of Dalmeny Station. Oblique air photographs were taken by the RAF No 1 CAM (camouflage) unit to check the effectiveness of camouflage on industrial structures such as coal mines, shipyards, electricity generating stations and engineering works when viewed from the air. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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NT17NW 50.0
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Dalmeny Station 
Alternative(s) Forth Bridge Station
RAILWAY STATION  EDINBURGH, CITY OF 
NT17NW 70
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Forth Bridge 
Alternative(s) Forth Rail Bridge; Forth Railway Bridge; River Forth; Inner Forth Estuary; Queensferry Narrows; South Queensferry; Dalmeny
RAILWAY BRIDGE  EDINBURGH, CITY OF 
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South Queensferry, Dalmeny Junction 
Alternative(s) Rsg4; Forth Anti Aircraft Defences; Dalmeny
ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (SECOND WORLD WAR), MOTTE (MEDIEVAL)  EDINBURGH, CITY OF 

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