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Aerial inclined photograph of the city of Cologne looking north. The river Rhine goes from left to right with one large meander. Three bridges cross the river as to turns back to the right. The furthest bridge is destroyed with the right hand two…

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The river Rhine runs from left diagonally to the right, On the far bank a narrow parallel canal beyond which is a city landscape of multistory buildings. There are four factory chimneys towards the left side. In the foreground a temporary narrow…

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Aerial inclined photograph of Cologne Cathedral looking south. At the bottom left is part of the roof of the railway station. In the foreground a small open area with a tram in the centre. The cathedral is surrounded on all sides by multistory…

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City landscape with some standing multistory buildings as well as large areas reduced to rubble with a few standing structures. A road runs from bottom right diagonally to centre left. Another runs from bottom left to middle right. Where the roads…

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A city landscape of largely destroyed buildings. A road runs from bottom left diagonally to top right. Another curved road runs from bottom left to the right side where it joins a further road running right to left. Along these roads are a small…

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In the centre a railway marshalling yard with multiple tracks towards the left side with some rolling stock. In the centre slightly right a partially destroyed building. At the bottom right a small built up area with multistory buildings and roads.…

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City landscape with a large number of multistory buildings. A railway runs from top left to centre top with some wagons on the left end, Two streets run slightly diverging from the bottom towards the top either side of which are number of damaged and…

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In the distance at the top wooded low hills. In the centre a city with many multistory buildings. A third of the way up a tree line boulevard runs from left to right with some large detached buildings on the near side. At the bottom centre parkland…

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The river Scheldt runs from left to right. On the far bank on the right there is a small built up area and a straight road runs from there into the distance. On the near bank a city with many multi storey buildings and streets with a small number of…

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The river Scheldt runs from top left to right with town buildings on the far bank on the left and open country beyond. In the centre on the near bank a waterway with a barrier at the top leads from the river into a series of interconnected water…

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The river Scheldte runs from middle left to right. On the far bank town buildings with possibly some ships moored along the bank. In the distance open countryside on both banks. In the centre a canal leads from the river inland leading to three…

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On the left side, docklands covered with buildings. On the right the land converges to a peninsular with water above and below. In the bottom centre a shipyard with two uncompleted ships with raised forecastle and large open cargo hatches at the…

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In the bottom half, a triangular shaped area of dockland covered in snow with star shaped roads and railway lines. There are several damaged buildings without roofs. A road bridge crosses a narrow waterway which runs from lower left towards the…

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A body of water stretches from the left side to the top middle with a tidal flats at the left end. From the middle bottom up to the lower bank of the waters is Mole 6 with multiple railway sidings on the left side and narrow buildings along the right…

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Across the centre four wide moles numbered 1 to 4 from right to left. Each mole has entry roads and numerous building. Many of the buildings appear to have damaged roofs. Mole 1 is only partly visible. Mole two has two large buildings on the right…

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Lancaster at very low level with undercarriage down over grass airfield with row of trees on horizon. Captioned 'Baedecker Bus Feltwell, 14 June 45'.

Label below has swastikas at top left and right and text 'V-E +, Sept 3rd 1939 to May 8th 1945'.

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Map showing route in black with red direction arrows from a base near Ely via Dunkirk, through Belgium to Maastricht, Aachen, Cologne, to the east of the Dortmund in the Ruhr and then return via Holland. Label 'Map of route, France, Belgium, Germany…

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Aerial inclined photograph of Köln cathedral and surrounding area all showing heavy bomb damage.

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Alexander Elliott Jenkins grew up in Melbourne, Australia and joined the Air Force aged eighteen. He flew operations as a pilot with 460 Squadron from RAF Binbrook. His aircraft was shot down by a Me 262 over occupied Belgium.

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Andrew said that during leisure time the crew drank, sang silly songs but didn’t really socialize much. He recalled an occasion when the Germans sent in about 200 night fighters infiltrating the main force on its ways home. They shot down a B-17…

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Colin Cole was brought up and schooled at Twickenham, and worked for a time at W H Smith before joining the Royal Air Force. He trained as a wireless operator/air gunner at RAF Yatesbury and RAF Barrow in Furness. He then served with 617 Squadron,…

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Dennis was born in 1924 and joined the Royal Air Force in November 1942. He trained as a flight mechanic airframe at RAF Locking and was responsible for the whole of the aircraft, apart from the engines and the guns. Dennis explained the emergency…

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Three page letter envelope from John Brittain to his mother. He mentions the bad weather and that he might sell his car. He tells her of the devastation that he has seen while flying over Germany.

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Writes that prisoner of war repatriation task is now over and that they now going to do a sort of Cook's Tour of Germany including the Ruhr. He goes on to discuss upcoming dates for birthday, anniversary and leave. States he may not be able to use…

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Map (Newcastle to Prague) with five photographs overlaid with lines leading to their locations on map. Top left - a town with destroyed buildings below a wide river with a bridge. Aircraft port outer engine and wingtip visible. Captioned 'Emmerich'.…
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