Was 1940 really like this?

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  1. Park82

    Park82 New Member

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    Hi,

    Here at the RAF Benevolent Fund we’ve launched a campaign to bring the Battle of Britain to a new generation.

    1940 Chronicle is a new online 1940s-style newspaper which breaks daily news of Britain at war from the same day 70 years ago, as though it’s happening in real time.

    Interwoven with this are the stories of five fictional but historically accurate characters: a Hurricane Pilot based at Biggin Hill, a Radar Operator, a Plane Mechanic, a Nurse and a Journalist. Their personal accounts of the Battle unfold in real time against the backdrop of the war through a series of blogs.

    We would really like to know what ww2Aircraft.net readers think of the site. Is it historically accurate enough? Do the characters ring true? Please visit, explore and give us any comments you have here on the forum.

    Thanks!
     
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    I'll have a read when I get home, thanks for the link

    Have a chat with Timmo, one of our members, he actually did fly Hurricanes in the Battle
     
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    Now that's pretty cool. It will take some time to go through but I look forward to it.
     
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    Agree with all the above. I'll have a good browse.
     
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    Interesting read, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Wow, great tip, thanks!

     
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    Thanks Thorlifter - would be great to know what you think of it.

     
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    That's awesome!
     
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    Interesting article in the Chronicle today about American claims of a British secret weapon aganist the Luftwaffe - any forum members ever heard of this?

    1940 Chronicle
     
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    Amazing effort! What a shame we didn't get into it earlier.

    Too much there for the likes of me to take in for useful comment, but one question - is that not Don Kingaby who you rescued from the sea??

    = Tim
     
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    I’ll find out for you Tim!

    You can catch up on ‘the story so far’ and read archived news stories from www.1940chronicle.com by following this link: The Story So Far | 1940 Chronicle

    www.1940chronicle.com will soon have real video footage from 1940 to accompany some of its news stories. Do keep visiting and share your thoughts on this forum

    Thanks!
     
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