A WW2 Enigma Machine used for encoding and decoding secret messages…
Very brave men flew these Lysander aircraft during WW2. The RAF pilots who flew these aircraft behind enemy lines, landed and either picked up or dropped off resistance fighters. The pilots would land in the dead of night in out of the way fields guided by only three people on the ground who held torches. No GPS or navigational aids in those days. The aircraft were unarmed.
Not just any printing press. This press was used by the Dutch Resistance during World War 2 to print leaflets. More than 20,000 Dutch people were arrested because of their work with the Dutch Resistance. 2,000 Resistance workers were executed. Many Resistance workers were sent to concentration camps. So many brave people.
Let’s try this one again. It didn’t post properly last time.
An old favourite reworked…
The T1154 transmitter and the R1155 receiver were the first radios I used to transmit and receive signals (in my teens in the 1960s). These transmitters and receivers were used in Royal Air Force heavy bombers and other aircraft during World War 2. These transmitters and receivers used Morse code and the morse code signal used to ‘chirp’ (sounded a bit like a demented bird on drugs!). Some ‘chirping’ Morse code here.
…..but which aircraft?
The Enigma coding machine from World War 2.
Must have been a bit lonely being stuck out at the back end of a World War 2 bomber.
The Dunkirk Small Boat
One of the small “ships’ that took part in the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940
The Lysander. Used to drop secret agents behind enemy lines during WW2.
I took a great many photographs of aircraft some time ago. The slideshow below shows some of the images. Please stay tuned because the images will be back on sale again soon.