Britain at War - January 2010

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SCAPA SALVAGE
When the German High Seas Fleet was scuttled at Scapa Flow, thousands of tons of high quality steel went to the bottom. There the ships lay until the early 1920s when the Admiralty invited a scrap metal merchant to make an offer for raising the ships. It led to the greatest operation of its kind ever undertaken.

FROM FIGHTERS TO BOMBERS
Geoff Simpson investigates a select band of men who flew with RAF Fighter Command in the Battle of Britain but who would later become "bomber boys". There were also those who did it the other way round. They were flying in bombers in 1940, but then volunteered for Fighter Command and earned the 1939-45 Star with Battle of Britain Clasp.

SHOT DOWN 1918
Lieutenant P.R. Hampton, a pilot with 62 Squadron flying Bristol F2b fighter/reconnaissance aircraft, provides a graphic description of being shot down over the Western Front on 3 May 1918.

IDENTIFYING THE FALLEN
On Monday, 19 July 2010, a special commemorative event will be held in the new Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) MilitaryCemetery. The service will mark the completion of the archaeological excavation and re-interment of those British and Australian soldiers who died at the Battle of Fromelles in July 1916, and whose remains were found in the six mass graves near this community.

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