The nightingale and the Wellington Bomber

Located deep in a Surrey wood at twilight, a dedicated BBC radio sound recordist listened intensely through his headphones. He suddenly realized that an ominous additional sound was superimposing the recording. The year was 1942 and the interloping audio was a squadron of Bomber Command over-flying the Surrey countryside and heading for the English Channel. The broadcast was stopped immediately, but the engineer thoughtfully kept the machine running, recording this momentous, fleeting and frail coincidence for posterity.

Cellist Beatrice Harrison.

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