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Photographic officers of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group check prints. Image stamped on reverse: 'Esten Illustrated.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 8 Jul 1943.' [stamp] and '273507.' [Censor no.]. Printed caption attached to the reverse: … (Illus) 8.7.43 … "CYCLOPS" OF THE U.S.A.A.F. OPS … Huge automatic rotary machines are used to produce the prints from the negatives. Photographic officers are examining the prints as they leave the machine. The machines, which are British, produce 900 prints an hour.

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Photographic officers of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group check prints. Image stamped on reverse: 'Esten Illustrated.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 8 Jul 1943.' [stamp] and '273507.' [Censor no.]. A printed caption was previously attached to the reverse, however this has been removed.

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  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...

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Date Contributor Update
22 October 2014 12:37:24 general ira snapsorter Changes to caption
Sources

Addition of caption from reverse of photograph.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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