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Ii Y “.r rý l j -i HIT –__ I _i'”,’t- __ _ _ — — :jSHOWING SMOKE RISING FROM THE QUAYS AT BEYROUT HARBOUR: DIRECT H WITH BOMBS ON OBJECTIVE “B,” FHOIUOiNAPHED FROM THE AIR. I– – — -~ ~ ~
Unlike most of the German air-raiders who attack this country, the seaplanes of the Royal Naval Air Service have in their bombisg expeeitionrs been careful to select strictly military objectives, and, what is more, have succeeded in hitting them. Of this fact the above remarkable photographs, taken from a British machine during a raid on the harbour of Beyrout, in Syria. afford conclusive evidence. The upper photograph on the left, taken before the raid, was issued to the raiders with their objectives marked upon it, as indicated by letters and arrows. The other three illustrate the wonderful accuracy with which the bombs were dropped upon the objectives, and their destructive effects. Thus the upper right-hand
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1 ,J 4-( j~~~I : ~,’ ~ I i ri ii I LANOTHER OBECTIVE REACHED: A DIRECT HIT BY A LARGE BOMB ON RAILWAY OFFICES AT BEYROUT; ALSO BOMB-HOLES AND LAMAGED ROOF.
photograph shows a direct hit on objective “A,” seen also enlarged in the small inset photograph, and a fire beginning, caused by bombs on objective ” B. ‘ The third photograph, taken from the opposite direction, shows a direct hit on objective “B ” ; and the fourth . direct hit with a large bomb on some railway offices, whose position can be noted in the third photograph just beyond the cloud of smoke. The R.N.A.S. machines are extremely active both in the Western and Eastern theatres of war. Their raids on German aerodromes in Belgium have been of daily occurrence for a long time past ; and they have also operated successfu ly in the Balkans, at Smyrna, and elsewhere, as well as over the sea in attacks on submarines