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    Anyone else see bombing program on ch5 last night?

    Thanks to Zak txting me i managed to catch it, and all i can say is omg, it was the best look at bombing tactics, i didn't realise how crap bombing accuracy was early on through the war, But how terrible were some of the bombings late 43/ early 44 on german cities, 73 Tones of HE and IN rounds dropped on a town, killing 44000 civilians overnight.

    The comments of Speer saying to Hitlers command staff if they do this to 6 towns a week - industrial output will be completely decimated.

    The way they improved was the best tho, Enhance Mosquitos used as path finders then highlighting the targets with flares, light up the nightsky and guided the bombers home. The funny thing is the war ministry told the people pathfinding that they couldn't use the mosquitos as they would be far to obvious at night with the fire coming out the engines.

    They told this to a WC who had been up pathfinding the previous 6 nights of the week in said plane.....

    The british refined the technique using latest scientific methods with onboard radar and proved this when they bombed Hamburg back to the stone age, and again improved this for "targeted" raids on french soil where civilian casulties were not acceptable.

    A great program, well worth the watch.

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    Sorry I missed that, If that interested you can I suggest
    Cheshire VC by Russell Braddon

    A biography of Leonard Cheshire DSO, DFC, VC leader of 617 Squadron. He perfected most of the techniques used by the RAF and for small dense target used to Pathfind in a P51 and drop the flare from 15 to 20 feet often in valleys with flack firing down at him!!! It was written with his full cooperation

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    Can't get Ch5 out here... maybe it's a good thing tho with the amount of drivvle thats on it regularly..... although I do rue missing the occasional good bits

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    nope missed it

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    Have to say that Discovery Channel and UK History have been running some cracking WW2 documentaries recently. They're usually on mid-mornig but repeated around 8ish... some great stuff from pre-war, Spanish Civil War, BoB, day bombing, night bombing, US day bombing to Normandy landings, North African campaign, Eastern Front, Italy and the med... brilliant stuff.

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