The ghosts of memory

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The ghosts of memory

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Article about airmen who failed to return to Elsham Wolds.

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One newspaper cutting on an album page

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SMarshallS1594781v10071

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The ghosts of memory

THERE is absolutely nothing lovely about a [missing words] [missing letters]ol tower . . . especially [missing words]to a house and then [missing words]

[missing words] by those who survived the [missing words] experience and really flew from Elsham. Maybe by those who didn’t survive? Who knows?

Maybe there are ghosts there. Maybe there are hundreds of them. Remember, 1,000 airmen never did get another look at that control tower!

They were the ones who never came back. They are the ones for whom the wind whistles, to whom the dried grass bows and waves.

And we don’t need old control towers to remember them by.

Farewell.

PETER CHAPMAN

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Peter Chapman, “The ghosts of memory,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 24, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/2533.

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