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Demolition Workers, Oxford Street, London W1

Demolition Workers, Oxford Street, London W1

When I was researching my post of a couple of week’s ago on the Temple church, I found some paintings of the damaged church in the Imperial War Museum online archive. I was aware of the work of a number of war artists, but what I did not know about was the organisation that these paintings referenced, and that was the driving force behind…

via London And The War Artists Advisory Committee – A London Inheritance


Today is the 70th anniversary of the Dam Busters Raid and I’m passionate about history and both World Wars, hence this re-blog.

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Today, May 16, 2013, marks the 70th anniversary of Operation Chastise, better known more popularly as the Dambusters Raid, thanks to the publicity it has received over the years in the 1955 film, The Dam Busters.

Dan Snow presented The Dambusters: 70 Years On, a tribute to World War II’s Dambusters raid, as veterans and their families gathered to remember the bravery of the 133 men who undertook it. Live from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, on Thursday May 16, 2013 , 19:00 BST on BBC 2: BBC iPlayer – The Dambusters: 70 Years On

The BBC later published a follow up story, including superb video of the surviving Lancaster and Spitfire flying low over Derwent reservor, used for bouncing bom practive flights, followed by a pair of low and slow Tornadoes. The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and 617 Squadron flew over the dam in Derbyshire’s Hope Valley on…

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