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  • Coverage is exactly "Wehrmacht. Luftwaffe"

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Account of daylight raid, 27 September 1940, on Parnell aircraft factory in Yate, Gloucestershire by bomb-carrying Me 110s of ZG 76. On their return they were engaged by Hurricanes of 504 and 56 Squadron, and one Me 110 force-landed at Iwerne…

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Propaganda leaflet featuring an aerial vertical photograph of Hamburg after a Royal Air Force operation. Buildings are either completely destroyed or gutted, light falling through the gaping windows. Text describes fronts closing in, the Royal Air…

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Contains photographs, silhouettes and drawings of British, American and Russian aircraft, showing dimensions, armament, armour plate or glass, and position of fuel tanks. Tables set out aircraft capabilities, including range and bomb loads.

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Three page history of Elsham Wolds with sketches and text by S Finn. He covers its operations in the first and second world wars.

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Prisoner of war document providing personal details, description and two photographs and fingerprint of Geoffrey North. On the reverse location as 'Kgf. Lager de Lw 3'

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Photographs 1 to 4 are of German soldiers at burial ceremonies, captioned 'Prints from a film of a captured German soldier.'
Photograph 5 and 6 are of an Ar 232 with RAF Roundels. They are captioned 'Captured German Transporter A/C'.

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Photograph 1 is 15 German airmen seated on a flight of steps. The main caption details how the Gruppe was sub-divided and a later caption reads 'German Night Fighter Squadron'.
Photograph 2 is a half length portrait of a man, woman and young girl,…

General Adolph Galland remembers his early life and subsequent career as a Luftwaffe pilot. Recounts various episodes: flying gliders as a young boy; changes in Luftwaffe fighting tactics during the Spanish civil war; the Luftwaffe refraining from…

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Eddy Smythe reminisces about his father, John Henry Smythe, who was from Sierra Leone and served in Bomber Command during the Second World War. John flew as a navigator until his aircraft was shot down in November 1943. He became a prisoner of war in…

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Gavino Pala reminisces about his childhood in Sardinia, describing schooling and paramilitary training. Recollects the 17 May 1943 Alghero bombing, explaining how part of the population had left the city the day before and slept among olive trees,…

Heino Dirks recounts his younger life in Jever, his experience as a decorator's apprentice in Wilhelmshaven and his service as a firefighter at Jever Airbase. He recollects the crash of a 37 Squadron Wellington R3263 when on duty and his efforts to…

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Helmut Köhler (b. 1928) recalls his wartime experience as Luftwaffenhelfer. He provides a first-hand account of two attacks on Kassel, the first on the 22 October 1943 and the second in March 1944. He describes his time spent inside the air-raid…

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Hubert Draegert remembers his wartime experiences, first in Berlin and then as an evacuee at his uncle’s farm near Wroclaw. He mentions the bombing of the Berlin State Opera and the repeated efforts made to rebuild the gutted building. He remembers…

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Piero Fiorot reminisces about his pre-war life in Sacile: schooling, fascist paramilitary training and indoctrination, curfews, rationing, and doing business in a tightly controlled, closed economic system. Contrasts the relatively tranquil life…

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Richard Suchenwirth recalls his wartime memories as a Flakhelfer in Pasing, a district of Munich. He tells of his father who was the author of three books on the Luftwaffe, the founder of the Austrian Nazi Party, a political orator and initial…

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Wilhelm Simonsohn remembers his wartime service as a Luftwaffe night fighter pilot. He tells of his adoption by a Jewish family, and the discovery of his father’s background after being lampooned as ‘Jewish scum’ at school. He emphasises family…

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An air-to-air view of a Junkers Ju 52, D-AMYY, transport aircraft.

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Lancaster with a German Dornier 217 night fighter in the foreground. Another Lancaster caught in searchlights at the top right with other Lancasters and flames in the background. Captioned 'Augsburg 44', and signed by 'HOH'.

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Gefreiter Paolo Troglio sends his regards to his family, writes he is well in Regensburg and ask for toiletries.

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Gefreiter Paoplo Troglio complains about the delays in getting letters form from home and asks his family to send him the toiletries mentioned in a previous letter.

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Photographs 1 and 2 are of a Junkers 352 with RAF roundels.
Photograph 3 is of a Me 110 radar equipped night fighter with RAF roundels.
Photograph 4 is of a Me 262 with radar aerials on its nose.
Photograph 5 is a Ju88 night fighter
Photographs 6…

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A brief account of the shooting down of Harry Redgrave's Manchester aircraft over Lincoln by a fighter. It states that four of the crew were killed and two injured when it crashed. Concludes with the statement 'There was doubt whether the fighter…

A group of men gathered around bombs.
Five men are gathered around four concrete practice bombs. Three are in uniform and the other two are dressed wearing flying jackets. Three men are sitting on top of the bombs, Paolo Troglio smoking a pipe, whilst the other two are standing at the…

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Five men in uniform, walking arm in arm towards the camera. The men are wearing uniform although two of the men have a winter jackets on over the top, one of them of a Kanal pattern. Paolo Troglio, on the the left is smoking a pipe.

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Group of five men in uniform, leaning against a metal/wooden structure, are joking around and looking happy and relaxed, some with Christmas wreaths around their necks. Paolo Troglio is smoking a pipe and the man on the right, wearing a Kanal flying…

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