Wanting to understand their fathers' experiences of World War II, Robert Llewellyn learns about life in Bomber Command, and Angela Rippon discovers the harsh realities faced by the Royal Marines.
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Robert Llewellyn’s father Reg never talked about the war – except to do impressions of flying through flak at the breakfast table. All Robert knows is that Reg served in Bomber Command.
What Robert discovers amazes him: Reg’s squadron were responsible not just for bombing but espionage. To get to the heart of Reg’s war, Robert gets inside a World War II bomber, delves into the archives of the RAF museum and follows in his father’s footsteps to Germany.
Angela Rippon did not meet her father John until sh ewas three years old, because he had spent World War II serving with the Royal Marines.
As Angela grew up, John told her funny stories of life at sea but rarely about the harsh realities of war. Now Angela wants to find out what her father’s war was really like.