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Still life project - WW2 Bomber Command

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Still life project - WW2 Bomber Command

7 Sep 2014 12:22PM   Views : 702 Unique : 481

Recently my photography has taken a bit of a back seat. Partly I've lost a bit of interest, partly work has taken over and partly I've started to take more interest again in my other hobby of family history,due to interest from my daughter.

Whats this got to do with photography you may ask? well I'm wanting to do a series of still lives, hopefully they will form part of a book that I'm planning - one project on World War 1 (more to come later, i've just found out some great information that needs corroborating) and the other to do with a project on the RAF in WW2, in particular Bomber Command. To illustrate an article I wrote some time ago (in long need of a re-write). I have done a few images a couple of years back, but I'm not sure I did the subject justice.

So why the blog post; well I'm on the look out for items to connect to Bomber Command (in particular the Halifax heavy bombers). I have operation maps, goggles, newspapers of the times, even an empty packet of woodbines. But I'm after a number of other items:

40's jar of Brylcream
Hip flask
Flying Helmet
40's angle poise lamp
Candid images of flight crew (rather than staged ones)

Even letters, particularly if they give a feel of times.

I have come across this image of one of the planes my family member was in, and the two pilot officers received DFC...posthumously.
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Its a long shot but if anyone has any of the items, they could either loan or sell to me I would be extremely grateful, just drop me a PM.

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