Primary History KS2: WW2 Clips. A Lancaster bomber takes off

The sound of an Avro Lancaster bomber taking off

Lancaster bomber takes off

The Avro Lancaster bomber was a key weapon of the Allies during the War. More than 7,000 were produced, which flew a total of more than 150,000 missions - from which more than 3,000 planes were never to return.

The roar of a bomber squadron taking off and returning was a familiar sound to many thousands of people living in southern England. The Lancaster remains a feature of events to commemorate the War.

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