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The air war was very important in Cumbria during the second world war. Although there were no front line fighter bases in the county, there were airfields dotted all over the county. Cumbria Film Archive has been given access to a fascinating training film from that period. It shows an airfield just like the ones built in Cumbria being put through its paces and in particular shows the ground crew at work and arming a Spitfire. It really captures the wartime atmosphere and is a valuable piece of film history.


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