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Please click on the title above to view the photos.   As a gunner on HMS Norfolk my dad was one of the few people on the planet to witness the sinking of both HMS Hood and Bismarck. These are …

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Air raids and air defence, Northern England. Prestwich Sloopy’s map of WWII sites around North Manchester Some videos Manchester Blitz. Film made by the co-op which shows many places photographed above. At 10.18 there is a shot of a roof …

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This gallery has photos of vintage aircraft taken at airshows and in museums, some photos taken by Cecil Beaton (from the 1941 book ‘Bomber Command’). Also a letter by Sir Arthur Harris kindly supplied by a friend and some photos …

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In 1918 a young woman left her home in Peak Forest, Derbyshire, to work as a nurse in France. The First World War was drawing to a close and one can only guess at Ellen Clayton’s reasons for leaving home, …

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Auschwitz-Birkenau, the city of Krakow and the nearby site of Płaszów Forced Labour Camp and some remaining sceneography from Spielberg’s movie in a disused quarry close by.