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ytareh
09-13-2010, 03:37 PM
This fascinating 25th anniversary documentary on life of pilots after the war is amazing!(and not a fiftieth of the available material)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/b...fbritain/11401.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/battleofbritain/11401.shtml)

MB_Avro_UK
09-14-2010, 10:01 AM
Many thanks for posting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The.Tyke
09-15-2010, 04:11 AM
Thanks for posting.
That Man Alive programme from 1969 was BRILLIANT http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

major_setback
10-17-2010, 08:51 AM
Excellent..I just came across the site myself, then noticed there was already a thread.

The recording of a broadcast from Dover where the reporter is telling what he sees as a convoy is being bombarded then later attacked by bombers...frightening!

Look for "News Report | Convoy Shelled in Straits of Dover".

WTE_Ibis
10-18-2010, 04:46 AM
What's the matress on the roof of the car for?



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major_setback
10-18-2010, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by WTE_Ibis:
What's the matress on the roof of the car for?



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I would have said for protection against hard, falling, German objects, but there seems to be a wire attached to it, so maybe there is a different reason. For electrifying falling airmen maybe?? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

MB_Avro_UK
10-21-2010, 03:47 PM
Hi all,

Amazing.

May I recommend the recordings of Dowding and Park?

Audio only but they give new insights to me.

For example, Dowding called together a Cabinet meeting with Churchill as regards the loss of Hurricanes in France. Dowding knew that Churchill was fond of maths and drew a graph showing the escalating loss of Hurricanes in France.

During the meeting Dowding left his seat and thrust the graph under Churchills nose. Churchill was now convinced.

History was made.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/b...fbritain/11421.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/battleofbritain/11421.shtml)


Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

AndyJWest
10-21-2010, 04:35 PM
What's the matress on the roof of the car for?
I've not got time to look through the whole video, but could it be a gas bag? During WW2, vehicles were sometimes converted to run on coal gas. A screenshot would help.

Edit:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/ajv00987k/GasCar.jpg

wheelsup_cavu
10-25-2010, 01:28 AM
Cool find ytareh. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


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