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Bomber Command

Polish Navy Grapples with Unexploded 12,000lb Tallboy

Preparatory work to widen and dredge the Piast Canal, Świnoujście has unearthed an unexploded Tallboy in northwest Poland. Workers … Read More

Feature Extract: Lancaster: World War Two’s Finest Bomber?

Was the Lancaster truly superior to all of its contemporaries? Felix Rowe compares the Avro to the other main attack aircraft types … Read More

French Tribute to Lancaster Crew

On July 28, 1944 the seven-strong crew of Lancaster JB701 EA-G lifted off from their base at Fiskerton, Lincolnshire. Aiming for targets … Read More

Feature Extract: Bomber Command’s First Victoria Cross

Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork profiles 49 Squadron’s Roderick Learoyd, a pilot who survived a devastating attack mission, and was awarded … Read More

New Role for the Wellington (1943 Footage)

This British Pathé newsreel shows a flight of Wellingtons – nicknamed the ‘Wimpy’, after a Popeye character  – … Read More

France Awards Highest Military Honour for Flight Engineer

A Bomber Command veteran who flew 34 missions over France during the Second World War has been appointed a Chevalier in the Ordre National … Read More

Halifax Bombers in the Making (1942 Footage)

Halifax bombers are the subject of this week’s newsreel footage from British Pathé, which shows the aircraft being built at … Read More

FIDO Landings (1945 Footage)

Fog and smog could both be major hazards for Allied aircraft as they operated from British bases, and many were lost as they returned … Read More

The Many: RAF Ground Crew in the Battle of Britain

Leading Luftwaffe and Battle of Britain historian Chris Goss pays tribute to the ‘forgotten’ casualties of the Battle of Britain … Read More

10 Ton Bomb Secrets Out (1945 Footage)

Newsreel footage (from British Pathé) showing the production, loading onto a Lancaster, and dropping of ’10 Ton Tess’, … Read More


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