Friday, 7 January 2011

nightingale and bombers

I was looking for this recording online, and had some difficulty finding it. So when I did, I recorded it, and here it is.

Recorded on the night of 19 May 1942, when BBC engineers visited a wood in Surrey to record nightingales singing. The microphones also picked up the approach of the Bomber Command force heading for Mannheim, a raid by 197 aircraft including Wellingtons, Stirlings, Halifaxes, Hampdens, Lancasters and Manchesters, of which 11 failed to return