1943 Berlin Blitz

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1. Synopsis

In September 1943, BBC war correspondent Wynford Vaughan-Thomas boarded a Lancaster bomber with his recording engineer and a microphone.

Join the crew to fly to the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe, as they endure endless flak and a night fighter attack. Listen to the original recordings documenting the terrible ordeal – a major night-time bombing raid over Berlin, described by Vaughan-Thomas as “the most beautifully horrible sight I’ve ever seen”.

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6. Remarkable radio

Discover the fascinating story behind the original broadcast from the bombing raid over Berlin – the characters involved, the Lancaster plane they flew on and the impact of the report.

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