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Recently Added Items

Built up area


Recconaissance photograph of an unidentified city. Some buildings have been marked and annotated with numbers. Captioned '3139 106W.216 3-5-44 F/36”…



Target photograph of an unidentified target, coastline and built-up area. Captioned '3026 D/490.542 SQDN 4 May 43 F/20'.

Airmen and women


Over 50 airmen and Women's Auxiliary Air Force personnel in four rows. On the reverse 'HT Ansell Front 3 from left'.

Route map


A fragment of a route map used by a navigator from England to north east Germany.