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Cutting 1 is a small photograph of a Lancaster and for of the crew with the time and day of the airing of the documentary.
Cutting 2 is an explanation of the idea of why the documentary was made and some detail about what inspired it.
Cutting 3 is…

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A newspaper account of Dick Curnock's flight to Cairo to visit his ill brother.

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Article 1: Accounts of operations against munition works in Paris, factories in the Ruhr and operations involving over 1000 bombers on Cologne. Goes on with accounts of RAF operations in the Middle East and German communique about Cologne. Article 2:…

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Headlines: New order cracks: Hitler defied. Sub-headlines: by a student of Europe, words then deeds, threats of defections, a temptation. Covers events in European enemy camp concerning Vichy and free France, Greece, Hungary,and Finland as well as…

PPennLE1702.pdf
A group of 17 pilots including Laurie Penn. Four of the pilots are identified.

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Article 1: with headlines: 'a bomber every six second, enemy defences saturated and success of new plan'. Contains outline of operation. special message to crews from Air Marshall Harris, pilots reports, Group Commander sees for himself and German…

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How Germany reacts to air attacks. Official counter-measure. Article discusses effect of operation against Cologne. Section on anxious memories mentions that effect casualties on eastern front and air attacks revives first world war saying "Wir…

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Propaganda leaflet aimed at the German-speaking population. Page 1 announces that the first two 1000 bomber attacks have taken place and promises more. Page 2 gives quotes from allied leaders outlining the rights a defeated Germany could expect from…

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A newspaper cutting referring to the first daylight 1000 bomber operations. Chris Scrimshaw took part in this attack. It is annotated 'Dad'.

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11 trainee airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. On the front it is captioned with the names of the men and on the reverse their names are handwritten. There is also a stamp with 'RAF Evanton Crown Copyright Reserved'.

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Ten trainee airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. On the reverse are their names and a stamp 'RAF Evanton Crown Copyright Reserved'.

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Ten trainee airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. Their names are captioned on the front and handwritten on the reverse. Also stamped on the reverse is 'RAF Evanton Crown Copyright Reserved'.

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Ten trainee airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. On the front it is captioned with the names of the men and on the reverse their names are handwritten. There is also a stamp with 'RAF Evanton Crown Copyright Reserved'.

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Ten trainee airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. Underneath are their names. On the reverse their names are repeated and there is a stamp 'RAF Evanton Crown Copyright Reserved'.

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Three photographs of trainee airmen.
Photo 1 is 'N' Squad of ten airmen arranged in two rows.
Photo 2 is 'C' Squad of 11 airmen arranged in two rows.
Photo 3 is 'P' Squad of ten airmen arranged in two rows.
Each group is in front of a wooden…

PWhybrowFHT1610.jpg
12 airmen wearing Sidcot suits. They are arranged in two rows in a rough field. On the reverse '1941 Stormy Down Wales. Joe Harrison, top left, next to Jeoff Green, who was shot down over France, fell 10,000 odd feet - his rear turret, hit a hay…

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Photo 1 is a group of Pilots and Flight Engineers arranged in front of a Lancaster. Each individual is named in the caption.
Photo 2 is a group of eight air gunners arranged in front of a Lancaster.

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List of operations from July 1941 until September 1943 for 15 Squadron, 1651 HCU at RAF Waterbeach and 214 Squadron at various airfields. Note at bottom; losses 19 Stirlings 4 Fortresses.

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List sequence of blind approach training instruction on Oxford.

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166 Squadron order of battle number 9431 August 1944 (Agenville) listing 10 crews and a reserve. Peter Jenkinson is in detail 4.
Underneath 166 Squadron order of battle number 9531 August 1944 (St Roiquier) lists 8 crews and a reserve.

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List ten crews and aircraft. Sergeant W E Foster is rostered as mid upper gunner in the ninth listed crew. Includes a spare aircraft and details other personnel to various duties.

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Menu for Christmas meal at RAF Abu Sueir in 1944. Decorated border and artwork top and bottom.

YWarrenHJ619608v1.pdf
Hand-written 1944 diary. Detailed entries of flying, camp life, the weather and letters to and from home. Many references to going to cinema. Last entry 17 July 1944.
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