WW2 Schaller propaganda photo of German Junkers Ju 52 plane

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Propaganda photo by Hans Schaller of a Junkers Ju 52 on a runway.

German printed text on reverse:

"Unsere Luftwaffe – Ju 52"

"Our air force -Ju 52"

As well on back:  "Nachdruck Verboten" ("copying forbidden")  and "Echte Fotografie" ("Real Photography").

Aerial view by Hans Schaller.

6 x 9cm


A leading protagonist since the mid-1930s, Berlin's Hans Schaller (1911-1966) helped shape the face of aerial photography in Germany. 

In 1933, political propaganda dominated the illustrated articles and publications containing Schaller's photographs. His main area of expertise became gliding, popularly known as "Germany's National Sport".

Major civil and military flight days were taking place at the same time under the shadow of rearmament. He took numerous photos documenting these events and also the promotional activities of the German Aviation Sports Association and the work of the German Research Institute for Aviation in Berlin-Adlershof.

Schaller was drafted into Company 1 of the Luftwaffe as a war correspondent in August 1939 and took part in the French campaign as a photojournalist. Exempted from military service time and again, he worked until the end of the war as a still photographer


The Junkers Ju 52 (nicknamed Tante Ju ("Aunt Ju") and Iron Annie) is a German trimotor transport aircraft manufactured from 1931 to 1952. It saw both civilian and military service during the 1930s and 1940s. In a civilian role, it flew with over twelve air carriers including Swissair and Deutsche Luft Hansa as an airliner and freight hauler. In a military role, it flew with the Luftwaffe as a troop and cargo transport and briefly as a medium bomber.



Carte photo propagande d'un avion Junkers Ju 52 sur piste.

Sur le revers, en allemand: "notre armée de l'air - Ju 52".

Vue aérienne par Hans Schaller, fameux photographe aérien allemand.

Jolie petite carte.

Le Junkers Ju 52 (surnommé Tante Ju en allemand, Iron Annie par les Anglais), était un avion de transport en tôle ondulée fabriqué par la firme allemande Junkers à partir des années 1930. Construit à plus de 4 800 exemplaires, il a été utilisé par de nombreuses compagnies aériennes, mais aussi comme avion de transport militaire et bombardier pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.



Note: The sale of these items in no way supports the actions or philosophies of the Axis powers. I am selling the historical record.

Note: la vente de ces objets n'indique aucun support pour les actes ou philosophies des pouvoirs axis. Je vends le récit historique.