Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:50 AM
We're just about to start the first assignment but I will collate the sources for the air war question over the Summer. My initial thoughts include using an extract from 'Bomber Command' by Max Hastings, an extract from 'The World at War' episode 'Whirlwind' (e.g. Harris's rather chilling filmed address where he says 'they have sown the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind') and local material on a Zeppelin raid in 1916 and the Manchester Blitz in 1940-1. This will include a remarkable Co-Op Films documentary 'Manchester Can Take it Too' which was eventually not shown as, although the commentary is designed to be uplifting and stoical, it was feared that the scenes of bombed-out central Manchester would be injurious to civilian morale. I have this on an old video compilation produced for schools by the Northwest Film archive.
In memory of my boyhood hero Jim Clark (1936-1968): 'Chevalier Sans Peur et Sans Reproche'.