WW2 Schaller propaganda photo of German Messerschmitt Me 109 fighter plane / Carte photo de propagande avec avion allemand Me 109

German printed text on reverse:

"Unsere Luftwaffe – Jagdeinsitzer Me 109 auf der Verfolgung uber den Wolken"

"Our air force - single-seat fighter Me 109 in pursuit above the clouds"

As well on back:  "Echte Fotographie", which is "Real Photography".

Aerial view by Hans Schaller.

Pretty little card.

Back has some paper glued to where photo was mounted in an album.

9 x 6 cm

 

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

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Carte photo propagande d'un avion Messerschmitt Me 109 en vol.

Sur le revers, en allemand: "Notre armée de l'air - Avion de chasse de siège seul Me 109 dans poursuite au-dessus des nuages".

Vue aérienne par Hans Schaller, fameux photographe aérien allemand.

Sur le revers, petites traces de papier, où la photo a été collé dans un album de photos.

Jolie petite carte.

 

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