Peter Rees: Lancaster Men

They flew the most dangerous sorties of World War II, yet the Aussie heroes of Bomber Command have never been truly honoured. It’s time for us to hear their stories.

Peter Rees talks about the more than 10,000 young Australians who served in Bomber Command, and whose bravery has barely been recognised. After  intense training and at a high level of risk, these boys flew raid after raid over France and Germany knowing the odds were against them since one in three died in the air.

Rees goes to enormous lengths to preserve the individual voices of these men. From their hair-raising stories of battle action to the surprisingly funny moments of life on the ground, these Aussie heroes managed to make the best out of their wartime experiences … however dangerous they were.


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