Looking Down on War, Intelligence Images From The Eastern Front

The author had a distinguished career in aerial photographic Interpretation and this is his seventh book, drawing from that considerable experience. The author has based his lavishly illustrated work on captured German war photographs showing what they knew about Russian strength and activity on the Eastern Front. Highly Recommended


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NAME: Looking Down on War, Intelligence Images From The Eastern Front
FILE: R2444
AUTHOR:  Colonel Roy M Stanley II USAF (Ret.)
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES:  349
PRICE: £30.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War 2, World War Two, Second World War, tanks, 
frontal assault, machine guns, artillery, bridges, roads, aerial 
photography, ground photography, Eastern Front, Luftwaffe, aerial 
photograph Interpreters
ISBN: 1-47388-349-9
IMAGE: B2444.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The author had a distinguished career in aerial 
photographic Interpretation and this is his seventh book, drawing from 
that considerable experience. The author has based his lavishly 
illustrated work on captured German war photographs showing what they 
knew about Russian strength and activity on the Eastern Front. 
Highly Recommended 

One of the great challenges in drawing intelligence from photographs 
is in using available time wisely to locate and interpret those images 
that contain the most valuable information. Since the photograph 
became a major intelligence resource during WWI, vast quantities of 
images have been taken on the ground and in the air. It has become an 
even greater challenge since the introduction of intelligence 
satellites that circle the Earth producing a huge quantity of images 
in visible spectrum, infrared and radar. Photo interpreters have their 
work cut out to reach the intelligence while it still has greatest value.

In 1945, the Luftwaffe was ordered to destroy its enormous stock of 
images to prevent them falling into enemy hands. The task was so great 
that more than twenty tons were located by USAF and RAF intelligence 
teams at a time when their own stocks of images were being destroyed. 

There was a growing appreciation that what became known as the Cold War 
was in the process of developing and any intelligence sources covering 
the Russian territories would become very valuable.

The author has been able to use a large number of these images, including 
film shot on the ground, to demonstrate what the Germans knew about the 
Soviet Union before and after the start of Operation Barbarossa. Examples 
show landforms and the key cities and factories. The author has been able 
to use his skill as a photo interpreter to add helpful comments on the 
images.

This is a unique collection of Nazi images and diverse. Fascinating and 
informative.