1939-1945: Dogfights

Contrails over Big Ben

Contrails after dogfight between British and German aircraft, 18th September 1940(Imperial War Museum)

Contrails over Leeds, Kent

Watching a dogfight between American and Luftwaffe planes

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Goggles aficionado. Retronaut’s founder and curator.

5 Responses

  1. Johnnie

    Images 1 and 2 are surely the same, with Big Ben shopped in on the first one.

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  2. Ken

    These are the images that influenced Paul Nash’s famous paintings. I remember seeing them at the Tate, displayed alongside the painting.

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  3. Troy

    I’d love to see the crackpot conspiracy theorists call these “chemtrails” now.

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