To Berlin in a Lancaster - a BBC war correspondent's view

In 1943, BBC correspondent Wynford Vaughan Thomas and his recording engineer Reg Pidsley survived a night-fighter encounter during a bomber raid on Berlin. Tom Allett recounts their story

An attack on Berlin was enough to test the nerve of even the most experienced Bomber Command crews, so imagine the fear felt by war correspondents when participating in a bombing raid over ‘the big city’. That was the situation facing BBC commentator Wynford Vaughan Thomas and recording engineer Reginald Pidsley on the night of September 3, 1943.

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