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Rescuing a B17
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Old-Nail



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came across this today showing actual Luftwaffe footage of the amount of punishment these things could take.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oA9zy-qtxA

Most seem likely to keep on flying even after heavy punishment.
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very scarey stuff and the song should be uprated from a 45 to 78. Shocked

Peter
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That haunting music suits the footage & while the images were scary beyond belief, I still felt compelled to watch.

This should be shown EVERYWHERE to help people, especially the vast majority of youngsters, realise what was fought for. Too many of those involved at the time & who survived, have since perished & their sacrifices with them.

My sincere thanks for posting that up.
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