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Leslie Howard Pilot Officer 77sqn. RAF(VR) RAF Elvington

As a teacher, I often try to squeeze in a little bit of modern history. I feel it’s important that the younger generations know and understand what sacrifices were made during both the First and Second World Wars (not to mention the many others) so that they realise lives are lost and that war is not a game of ‘Call Of Duty’. noch 423 Wörter

RAF

Gloster Gladiator

Intro

As the title of this “blog” suggested, these posts are about airplanes in WWII. That’s the reason why I decided to start off with a well-known aircraft, in particular the Gloster Gladiator. noch 2.961 Wörter

Gloster

Luftwaffe diaries - Big Week

Following on from the earlier diaries of Luftwaffe pilots during the Battle of Britain, I have found other examples, worth sharing.

These examples, were written as the Allies launched the ‘Big Week’ campaign against heavily defended German targets. noch 1.218 Wörter

USAAF

What happened to Leslie Howard?

You may know him as the tall dapper Ashley Wilkes, with his dreamy light blue eyes and perfectly floppy blonde hair or you may know him as the tall, black and white Scarlet Pimpernel – two of his most famous roles – but did you know that just like the disappearance Amelia Earhart, or the ambiguity of the Mary Celeste, Leslie Howard’s death in 1943 is shrouded in mystery. noch 208 Wörter

Hope of Glory

Hope of Glory

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Hope of Glory

Hope of Glory

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