Entering Germany 1945: The Trolley Mission - A sightseeing tour at the end of World War II

Published: February 27, 2020
Entering Germany 1945: The Trolley Mission - A sightseeing tour at the end of World War II

This video tells the story of an extraordinary sightseeing tour of Germany at the end of the European War. Thousands of men, who had in countless ways played a part in the aerial attack on Germany, received their first opportunity to see the fruits of their labors while participating in the so-called “Trolley Missions”. These “Trolley Missions” were low-level flights over Germany in May 1945. During these flights across Europe and Germany, aerial photographs were taken showing the destruction of German cities. This video is a visual collection of reconnaissance photo aerial views and images, documenting the Second World War.

 

Trolley Mission

This website tells the story of an extraordinary sightseeing tour of Germany at the end of the European War (Second World War). These “Trolley Missions” were low-level flights over Germany between 7 May 1945 and 12 May 1945. Sometimes these missions are also called “Low Level Mission”, “Low Level Tours” or “Cook’s Tours”. During these flights across Europe and Germany aerial photographs were taken showing the destruction of German cities.