This feature presents images of Freiburg, in south-west Germany, showing the impact of Allied bombing raids on the city during the Second World War. One of the key air attacks on Freiburg was made by the Royal Air Force on the 27th November 1944. On that night over a period of only 25 minutes, over 1900 tons of bombs were dropped resulting in over 2000 deaths and the widespread destruction of this medieval city. Despite this destruction, miraculously, Freiburg Cathedral survived the war largely unscathed.
Royal Air Force aerial photographs of Freiburg taken during photographic reconnaissance sortie 106G/4923 over southern Germany, on 19 March 1945, graphically show the impact of this raid.