We raid Berlin twice in a day

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We raid Berlin twice in a day

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Article headlines: 'We raid Berlin twice in a day', Goering is "Blown Off the Air" by RAF, explosions heard over wireless, only one bomber missing. Recounts two daylight attacks on Berlin on 10th anniversary of Nazi Germany. Operation carried out by Mosquito.

Date

1943-01-31

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One newspaper cutting mounted on a scrapbook page

Publisher

The Observer
IBCC Digital Archive

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SValentineJRM1251404v10055

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THE OBSERVER, SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 1943

We Raid Berlin Twice in Day

Goering is “Blown Off The Air” by the R.A.F.

Explosions Heard Over Wireless

Only One Bomber Missing

Twice within five hours in broad daylight yesterday – 10th anniversary of Nazi Germany – bombs crashed down on the centre of Berlin as the German people were being warned by their leaders of “unimaginable duress” before the winter is over.
It was the first time in history that Berlin has been bombed in daylight. Both attacks were made by Bomber Command twin-engined Mosquitoes – the world’s fastest bomber.
It was a demonstration to the German people of the power of the R.A.F. to penetrate to the heart of Germany even by day.
For an hour during the first raid the R.A.F. kept Goering away from the “mike” – probably the most humiliating hour of his gangster life, for it was he who promised the Germans that no British bomb should fall on their country.
Every Mosquito came back safely from the first 1,400 miles round trip, which must be flown mainly over enemy territory, and only one is missing from the second.

Citation

“We raid Berlin twice in a day,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 26, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/21997.

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