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 examine prints. Image stamped on reverse: 'Esten Illustrated.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 8 Jul 1943.' [stamp] and '273508.' [Censor no.]. Printed caption on reverse: 'Esten (Illus.) Modern "Cyclops" of the USAAF. OPS 29: 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. 8.7.43'
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...