Barrage balloon over Moscow, 1942

Barrage balloon over Moscow, 1942

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Caption: Barrage balloon over Moscow, USSR, in 1942, during World War II. War broke out between Germany and the USSR in June 1941, when Germany invaded the USSR. A barrage balloon is a balloon used to defend cities against low-flying aerial attack. The statue at right is the Alexander Pushkin monument. Traffic light wires and tram wires are seen overhead. Photographed on 19th July 1942.

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