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Reasons for Joining up

Reasons for Joining up

Mr. Carter-Edwards speaks about growing up quite secluded and hoped that the Air Force would help him break out of his shell.

Forming a Crew

Forming a Crew

Mr. Carter-Edwards describes his role as wireless air gunner and how they formed their crew.

Hazards In Flight

Hazards In Flight

During flight operations on a target to Berlin, Mr. Carter-Edwards speaks about the very frightful experience he had exposed to constant attack from night fighters, anti-aircraft and the anxiety felt of mid-air collision.

Targets and Tinsel

Targets and Tinsel

Mr. Carter-Edwards talks about some of the different duties he had while on a mission; dropping tinsel in hopes of jamming the enemy’s radar, monitoring the radio for communications from base and jamming German radio communications.

Decision to Bail Out

Decision to Bail Out

After Germans ignited the aircraft, Mr. Carter-Edwards and the crew bail out and after a rough landing, he reunites with one of his crew.

Running for our Lives

Running for our Lives

Once on the ground, Mr. Carter-Edwards describes how he and his fellow crew member become separated. After a rough few nights fighting the elements, he seeks food and refuge from two french ladies he chance encounters.

Taken to a Safe Hiding House

Taken to a Safe Hiding House

After receiving assistance from a young couple, Mr. Carter-Edwards describes how he was provided with a new identity and began his journey through Paris to Spain.

En route to Paris by Car

En route to Paris by Car

En route to Spain, Mr. Carter-Edwards describes the brutal beatings he and three fellow airmen receive after being stopped at a checkpoint and accused of being spies and saboteurs.

Taken Prisoner by the Gestapo

Taken Prisoner by the Gestapo

Mr. Carter-Edwards speaks about the emotional trauma experienced after spotting the young couple in Fresnes Camp that had risked their lives for him.

A Murder in Cold Blood

A Murder in Cold Blood

Travelling five long days to another camp by cattle car, Mr. Carter-Edwards recalls an incident of cold blooded murder of a young french lad.

Entering Buchenwald Prison Camp

Entering Buchenwald Prison Camp

Mr. Carter-Edwards recalls witnessing the sights of buildings with smoke stacks, hearing the word “Buchenwald” and realizing their destination.

45,000 Walking Skeletons

45,000 Walking Skeletons

Mr. Carter-Edwards describes the sights of poor men and women milling around this notorious slave labour camp being exposed to all the brutal elements and treatments of prisoner life.

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