Machines of the Air War
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During the Second World War, Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) created a specialized unit called Bomber Command. The RAF’s mission was to conduct nighttime air attacks on enemy targets in occupied Europe. One-third of RAF Bomber Command pilots were Canadian. In 1942, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) launched its own Bomber Command group, based in England.
DescriptionThis 16-part series features stories from sites of memory in Canada related to the Second World War. Conversation kits that include discussion questions and activities for students and the public, along with web links and ideas for additional resources are available for each story and accessible online. Please note, each vignette opens with 20 seconds of silence.