Lancaster Bomber AU-Q loading bombs
Original Silver Gelatin photograph
21 x 25 cm
Stamped to reverse ‘Copyright Associated Press Photograph’
Press release states:LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS FOR TOMORROW’S ATTACK ON THE FLEET
At RAF Station Upwood, Hunts, today, Dec 8th last minute preparations were being carried out for tomorrow’s attack on the fleet.
Photo shows a Lancaster being made ready for a dawn take off tomorrow photographed this evening against the setting sun.
Associated Press Photo
Provenance: from the collection of Philip J R Moyes, author of many books on the RAF, most notably The Pictorial History which ran to several volumes.