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International Bomber Command Centre, Lincoln, UK – vandalised!

How very sad to read of the vandals who broke in and stole property and damaged other items last weekend. It made my blood boil to think that whoever did this has such small regard for the work of others … Continue reading

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A veritable treasure trove of items from Stalag Luft III…

Earlier this year on the Stalag Luft 3 Facebook page, I entered a competition run by Steve Martin.  The page is hosted by Ben van Drogenbroek and you may remember that Steve and Ben co-wrote the marvellous book, ‘The Camera … Continue reading

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A new and extraordinary book…

Last week I took delivery of a book from Holland…a book of the memoirs of Charles Boyd Woehrle written by Ben van Drogenbroek and Steve Martin. Its title is The Camera Became My Passport Home It’s phenomenal and a real … Continue reading

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March by Moonlight – a new book

A friend of mine, Barry Love, recently had his father’s WWII memoirs published in a book titled ‘March by Moonlight’ – a volume I’ve only just finished reading. Click on the image for a link to Amazon books. Jack Love, … Continue reading

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Johnny Travis – Wireless Operator

One of the crew members on that ‘one way journey’ to Emden was Johnny Travis and he is one I wasn’t able to find too much about initially. There aren’t too many photos of him around and those are rather … Continue reading

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Book about the Short Stirling W7471 and her crew on 7 June 1942 and the commemorative panel

The work of the SMAMF is special…and certainly is to the crew, posthumously, and to their families and descendants from now on. When I knew that the organisation were planning the panel I decided that I wanted to make for … Continue reading

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Photo of 7 Squadron members in Stalag Luft III 1942

I’ve been holding back this photograph for ages so that it could be used as part of the unveiling ceremony and associated presentation at Blije, Friesland Province… but now I’m able to put it up here so that others can see … Continue reading

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