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New Douglas Bader Exhibit

A new 10 minute film on the life of wartime and aviation hero Douglas Bader has just gone on continuous presentation in the Battle of Britain Hall in the Museum. Bader, known to many as the subject of the famous 1956 film ‘Reach for the Sky’ starring Kenneth More, was the RAF pilot who lost both his legs in a flying accident before WW2, but who re-enlisted at the start of the war and went on to become a very successful fighter pilot (22 aerial victories) and leader until he was downed in combat over France in August 1941. Bader, who had risen to the rank of Wing Commander by the time he was stationed at Tangmere in 1941, made several attempts to escape captivity and ultimately in August 1942 was sent to the ‘escape proof’ Colditz Castle where he remained until liberation in 1945. This unique film has been produced by the Museum’s Education Department and is displayed as the centrepiece of a Bader display of artefacts and memorabilia.

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