1943 Berlin Blitz in 360˚

Wynford Vaughan-Thomas reports from a bombing raid over Berlin, 1943

In September 1943, BBC war correspondent Wynford Vaughan-Thomas boarded a Lancaster bomber with his recording engineer Reg Pidsley to capture what has become an historically important wartime broadcast. The transmission revealed the true horror of a night-time raid over Nazi Germany to the world.

This recreation uses original archive recordings from that night, described by Vaughan-Thomas as “the most beautifully horrible sight I’ve ever seen”.

Use the navigation controls in the top-left corner to look around the inside of the plane, nicknamed ‘F for Freddie’ by the crew.