Lancaster bomber aircraft of RAF Bomber Command, including three RAAF squadrons, taking part in ...

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Accession Number SUK14311
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made c April 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Lancaster bomber aircraft of RAF Bomber Command, including three RAAF squadrons, taking part in Operation Manna, have dropped thousands of pounds of food supplies in occupied Holland for the starving Dutch people. This is the total load of one Lancaster, and in the foreground are the contents of a typical sack: dried eggs, milk powder, cheese, dried yeast, chocolate, margarine, dehydrated meat, mustard, salt, luncheon meat, tea, beans.