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"So that's where I left it": 1000lb bomb found in North Sea

Some 70 years ago, an RAF bombardier jettisoned an unused thousand-pounder from his aircraft somewhere over the North Sea. Yesterday, a trawler unexpectedly fetched up the… 216 more words


Straight to the Pool Room!

Or are you a stranger, without even a name?

Forever enshrined, behind some glass pane?

In an old photograph, torn and tattered and stained,

And fading to yellow, in a brown leather frame?

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Archbishop of Canterbury apologises for the bombing of Dresden

For long periods of the Second World War, the Royal Air Force were the only British Military Service capable of striking back against the onward march of Nazi Germany. 246 more words

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Secrets, codes and planes of the Second World War

Half-term at Hughenden is underway. We’re recruiting code breaking agents and model aeroplane makers of all ages. 26 more words

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So... Bomber Command crews bombing Dresden are to be considered as 'war criminals' by the BBC?

I often despair about the way that the over- venerated BBC cover some stories… but this one has seen my blood pressure rise because I’m incandescent with rage over their reporting on the bombing of Dresden. 140 more words

Bomber Command: Leeuwarden and Friesland area during WWII ... an interesting website!

I was attempting to search for a photograph of dad’s plane… Stirling W.7471 MG-J when my searches turned up a website owned by Willem de Jong on the wartime history of the Friesland area of the Netherlands. 261 more words


Bomber Command Raid on a German Town - Böblingen, 7 October 1943

I often write in this dialogue with you about the local history of Cambridgeshire, and frequently about the efforts during the Second World War which originated from the bases and airfields spread throughout southeast England.  835 more words

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