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Offline Dave Smith

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Re: Dover barrage balloon mystery: postscript
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 12:50:50 »
Otis, As Conan says, it did drag on & on & on! LOTS of surmises so you didn't miss too much.

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Re: Dover barrage balloon mystery: postscript
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 23:43:57 »
Here's the original thread, it got a tad heated eventually and KYN had to close it down :)

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=18559.0
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Re: Dover barrage balloon mystery: postscript
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 19:55:16 »
Nice find Nemo. Thanks for posting.

Must have missed the original thread. Sounds like the sort of thing I would have been interested in?
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Dover barrage balloon mystery: postscript
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 14:47:06 »
Forum members may recall the 'Dover barrage balloon mystery' topic of nearly 2 years ago, which was a lively debate concerning whether the image in its post 1:

a) had been 'doctored' (and, if so, by whom, when and why)
b) portrayed the aftermath of the air attack on Canterbury on 31st October 1942.

The image in post 1 had a sibling in post 43, and you will appreciate why in just a mo'.

I don't know the answer to (a), but I have belatedly found that the Illustrated London News of 8th August 1942 contains the following which rules-out a connection with Canterbury in Autumn 1942.  You will also note the reference to The Times.

 

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