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Before radar was developed - Berlin flak protection listening device,1939 - The safe haven of the imperial capital from enemy attacks from the air. Day and night the men of the air defense, whether on anti-aircraft gun, searchlight, or listening device, are on the watch. We take photographs of the visit of our reporter to the anti-aircraft artillery. Shown here: one of the giant listening devices that can capture even the slightest noise of an engine.

88mm Flak gun, creo que debe ser uno de los mas famosos cañones alemanes o quizás el mas, una pieza impresionante.

These three enormous flak towers guarded a German Marine base near Angers, France. Each tower would have been armed with several large caliber and small caliber anti-aircraft guns. They were destroyed by Allied air attacks as General Patton’s 3rd Army advanced East.

German WW2 "The Enemy Is Listening!" 1943

That'll get them pirates out of the sky! - German 37mm anti-aircraft gun.

Reporting the position of enemy aircraft to gun crews

Railway gun prepares for the invasion of Poland, September 1939

German 20mm light aircraft gun (FlaK 30 L65).

Railway gun prepares for the invasion of Poland, September 1939

QF 3.7 inch AA gun Training on the British QF 3.7 inch AA gun in London's Hyde Park August 1939.