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Old November 9th 03, 07:42 AM
Blair Maynard
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Even if the mics could filter out the sound of the engines, going down the
runway at max power would cause some vibration (not only from the engines
but from the landing gear bumping) in the speaker's voice. I don't hear any.

I don't believe it is a real recording of an actual mission.

The fact that somebody actually did get into a Lancaster, and tried to
record what was going on, doesn't mean that what you are proffering is the
actual recording. I would bet the recording didn't work at all, they got
back home and taped it in a studio. Maybe with the actual crew or just
actors. Maybe even somebody took notes and the words are true.

Or maybe they had this tape prepared ahead of time just in case the real
taping didn't come out. And used that. I have no problem believing that this
recording was made during the war and released as an actual recording of a
real bombing mission. People were in no position to question the validity of
such a recording back then.

Reporters faking stuff has been around for a long time.

"Stolly" wrote in message
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This has been posted before but there has been some debate as to its
authenticity.

Its authenticity is now proved beyond doubt

http://www.roger.beckwith.btinternet...epwar/lanc.jpg

Reg Pidsley (left) with Wynford Vaughan Thomas in front of Lancaster F for
Freddie of 207 Squadron prior to flying on a Berlin raid, 3rd September
1943. Reg recorded the voices of the crew during the flight. He later
commented that when the bombs were released, "it was like going up in a
lift" and the cutting head dug into the disc.

Original, disputed clip from recording

http://www.stolly.org.uk/lanc.wav

Start of entire BBC recording

http://www.stolly.org.uk/1-001.mp3

Under attack

http://www.stolly.org.uk/2-001.mp3

Home safe

http://www.stolly.org.uk/3-001.mp3

I have the whole recording from the sound archive at the IWM.




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