1940-1945: Searchlights

Searchlights on the Rock at Gibraltar, 1942

A Douglas Dakota of the British Overseas Airways Corporation at Gibraltar, silhouetted by searchlights on the Rock, 1940-45

An Avro Lancaster on the runway before taking off for an air raid, with searchlights indicating the height of the cloud base, 1943

Source: Imperial War Museum via The Passion of Former Days

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  1. Anna Krentz

    Ah, wow– so cool to see photographs I found featured on The Retronaut! I’m honoured! Thank you for sharing, they’re terrific photos that deserve to be shared. :)

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