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The death on this day 5th August, 1962 of Douglas Bader. .Bader lost both his legs while attempting some aerobatics, he crashed and lost both his legs, he was retired against his will on medical grounds. But after the outbreak of WW2 he returned to the RAF and was accepted as a pilot. The film Reach for the Sky was made about his life.

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He 111P-2 G1+LR of 7/KG55 is shown under attack by Spitfire Mk I PR-U during a raid on the Bristol Aircraft Company at Filton at 11.40 on 25 September 1940. P/O Noël leC "Aggy" Agazarian of No 609 Squadron RAF was joined by P/O John R "Jack" Urwin-Mann of No 238 Squadron RAF in Hurricane Mk I VK-U, chasing the bomber to Poole where it was brought down on Chatsworth, Branksome Park, at 12.08, with Uffz Kurt Schraps being the sole survivor.

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We are used to viewing the war in black and white. So when you get to see colourised images it brings the war to us…

A still from camera gun footage taken from a Supermarine Spitfire Mark I of No. 609 Squadron RAF flown by Pilot Officer R F G Miller, showing a Heinkel He 111 of KG 53 or KG 55 taking hits in the port engine from Miller's machine guns. The aircraft was one of a force which bombed the Bristol Aeroplane Company's factory at Filton, Bristol. Miller was killed two days later when he collided head on with a Messerschmitt Bf 110 of III/ZG 26 over Cheselbourne, Dorset.

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Bristol Palin Shares Cryptic Message After Ex Levi Johnston's Custody Battle Win

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The first battle of the ship Mary Rose. King Henry VIII Prized war ship Raised from the sea and now a museum in Ports Trains run from London Waterloo, Cardiff, Bristol, Southampton, Chichester and Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour station. The station is five minutes walk away

[Mystère #42] Immeuble qui s’effondre à Londres pendant la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale

[Mystère #42] Immeuble qui s’effondre à Londres pendant la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale mymystere 720x554