Orphans Captured In Historical Photos


RAF Stirlings were used to relieve some of the suffering of the war. As well as returning Czechoslovaks to their own country, the Stirlings also returned to Britain with hundreds of Czechoslovak children, orphans who had been in concentration camps during the German occupation and who were being brought to England for rehabilitation. This image shows a Stirling returning to the RAF station at Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle, with children being lifted out of the aircraft.