Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Vickers Wellington - The hard times


The Vickers Wellington was the first RAF bomber to fly combat missions over Germany. During the first three painful years of war, it represented the best the Bomber Command could deploy to attack the enemy. During the autumn and winter of 1939, the Wellingtons were sent to attack targets in daylight operations, and suffered devastating losses. Operations were quickly diverted on night attacks and, until the four-engined Halifax and Lancaster bombers were available in good  numbers, the Wellington carried out the majority of night attacks against German mainland.
Even if this is clearly a propaganda film, it's a good chance to admire the Wellington in flight, and to have glimpse of life aboard it.

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