Sunday, 8 March 2015

World War II Logbook - a primary source of evidence

Our teacher's Granddad, Se├ín Drumm, fought in the (RAF) Royal Air Force during World War II. 

He fought 32 missions during the war. An average rear bomber only survived 8 to 10 missions. 

This is a copy of the logbook he kept before, during and after the war. It has all his training missions, war missions and what he did after the war. 

It is a primary source of evidence from history.

We spotted some interesting entries in the book such as bombing Berchtesgaden (Hitler's house) and the Dortmund-Ems canal.

We also learned that the abbreviations we saw in the logbook, H.L.B. and L.L.B., were for High Level Bombing and Low Level Bombing.

You can see the logbook by clicking here. The book is also on display in Collin's Barracks in Dublin. We went to see the book last year on our school tour to Dublin. 

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