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Charly Pfeifer recounts his experiences of the bombing of Betzdorf an der Sieg, a small town not far from the Ruhr. He explains the strategic importance of the city, due to the presence of locomotive works. He recounts taking shelter from the bombs…

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Carlo Gasparini (b. 1930) talks about his memories of the bombing raids on Milan. He provides an account of a night bombing with many flares that illuminated the sky as if it were day. He also describes the rush to safety during another bombing, and…

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A group of civilians takes shelter in a ditch at night. In the middle distance, a bare landscape with sparse trees is illuminated by bursts of anti-aircraft fire and flares.

Label reads “93”; signed by the author; caption reads “9 Gennaio…

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On clear, starry night, target indicators descend over a built-up area while three bombs explode on the ground near the Tagliamento river.

Label reads “183”; signed by the author; caption reads “NOTTE del 10 NOVEMBRE 1944. Bombardieri della…

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On a starry winter’s night, a yellow glow is visible on the horizon, accompanied by bursts of anti-aircraft fire and tracers. Naked mulberry trees are visible in the distance.

Label reads “212”; signed by the author; caption reads “20…

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Marino Ferrari recalls his early life as an engineer at Pavia arsenal, and later in Catanzaro and Verona. Describes his life as an Italian military internee in East Prussia, working in different lumberyards. Speaks with affection of the German…

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Paola Giorgina Pasini provides details of her early life in a family of agricultural workers and compares favourably their condition with those living in urban areas. Recalls the ominous sight of target indicators and flares, and remembers Pippo…

Memoro#887.mp3
Margherita Franco (b. 1934) remembers listening to declaration of war on the radio while her father kept working in the garden. Describes her mother preparing a bag with food and other basic necessities and hanging heavy curtains at the windows as…

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Irmgard Schulz (b. 1935) describes how the harbour of Hamburg was a recurring target during the war. Mentions the use of target indicators and radar countermeasures. Explains how she was been told not to pick up anything, for fear it could be…

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Francesco and Maria Gigliola Rapozzi remember wartime life in Monfalcone. They recollect the day the shipyard was engulfed in flames after a severe bombing raid and mentions the high number of casualties among civilians. They remember various…

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Angelo Bencina recalls wartime memories in Monfalcone: a cave being modified as a shelter; the descent of bright red and white target indicators at night; a bomb which nearly missed him and didn’t explode; Window radio counter-measures being…

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Maurizio Ghiretti describes his early life at Monticelli Terme, a small town near Parma. He remembers various episodes of wartime hardships: food shortages, a tree taken down at night for firewood, men hiding in concealed rooms to avoid roundups, and…

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Guido Di Blas and Ilario Bolletti recount wartime memories associated with the town of Monfalcone and the surrounding area. Describes a severe night of bombing stressing the ominous sight of target indicators and loud explosions; recalls the massive…

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Target indicators are descending from a cloudy sky; anti-aircraft fire on the left. The silhouettes of barbed wire and an utility pole are visible.

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Map of northern Europe annotated with route from England to Berlin and back. Contains plots, and information on target indicators dropped. Annotated 'HARDEN' and 'Wild Dick'. This item has been redacted in order to protect the privacy of the…

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Route from England to Munich and back. Contains plots, and information on target indicators dropped. Annotated 'HARWELL'. This item has been redacted in order to protect the privacy of the lender.

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Map of northern Europe annotated with route from England to Berlin and back. Contains plots, some of them highlighted in green. This item has been redacted in order to protect the privacy of the lender.

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Map of northern Europe annotated with route from England to Hamburg and back. Contains plots, and information on target indicators dropped. This item has been redacted in order to protect the privacy of the lender.

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Map of northern Europe annotated with route from England to Berlin and back. Contains plots, and information on target indicators dropped. Captioned 'WATNEY GUINNES'. This item has been redacted in order to protect the privacy of the lender.

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Map of northern Europe annotated with route from England to Berlin and back. Contains plots, and information on target indicators dropped. Annotated 'HOTSPUR THEM CANTER VS'. This item has been redacted in order to protect the privacy of the lender.

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One map of northern Europe. This item has been redacted in order to protect the privacy of the lender.

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Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Some target indicator streaks run from the upper centre left to the centre right of the photograph. Captioned, '5B' and '4304 BRN 15/16.3.45 // NTB 25000 076 2120 Berlin D 4MC500DT C42Secs …

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Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Two sets of target indicator streaks run from the centre to the right of the photograph. Captioned '5B' and '4285 BRN 14/15.3.45 // NT 8 25000 066 213030 Berlin D 2MC500DT 2MC500LD CH2Secs…

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Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Some target indicator streaks run from the upper left of the photograph toward the centre, with more coming into the top left of the photograph toward the top centre. Captioned '5/B', and…

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Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Some target indicator streaks just below centre right of the photograph, with one small flare to the right of centre, which is arrowed. Captioned '5/B' and, '4141 BRN 4/5.3.45 //NT8"…
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