The Air Raid

In the evening hours of 4 December 1944, the British Royal Air Force attacked Heilbronn. More than 6,500 people lost their lives, most of them suffocating in the underground air raid shelters.

The attack on Heilbronn was documented on film by an observer from the Royal Air Force. The silent pictures show a city engulfed in flames where thousands were fighting for their lives.

1933 1945