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This is the universe.
Big, isn't it?
Thousands of suns, millions of stars,...
..there's a nova.
No, it's not our solar system,|I'm glad to say.
Down here in the right-hand corner,...
..see that little chap|rather like a boy scout's badge?
The moon, our moon,...
..in the first quarter,...
..and here's the Earth, our Earth,...
..moving around in its place,...
..part of the pattern, part of the universe.
Reassuring, isn't it?
- (thunder)|- It's night over Europe.
The night of the 2nd May, 1945.
It had a thousand-bomber raid|an hour ago.
And here, rolling in over the Atlantic,...
- (foghorn)|- .. is a real English fog.
I hope all our aircraft got home safely.
Listen to all the noises in the air.
- (German voices on radio)|- Listen...
- Listen...|- (German radio messages)
(woman) "Request your position. "
"Come in, Lancaster.|Come in, Lancaster. "
(man) "Position nil. Repeat, nil.|Age 27. Very important. "
"Politics - Conservative by nature,|Labour by experience. "
- "What's your name?"|- I cannot read you.
Cannot read you.
Request your position.|Can you see our signals?
..My gown of glory, hope's true gage,|And thus I'll take my pilgrimage. "
Hello, Lancaster. We are sending signals.|Can you see our signals?
Come in, Lancaster. Come in, Lancaster.
Andy Marvell. What a marvel!|What's your name?
Request your position.|Come in, Lancaster.
I can't give you my position.|Instruments gone, crew gone.
Except Bob, my sparks. He's dead.
The rest bailed out on my orders.|Time 03.35. Get that?
Crew bailed out 03.35
"Station - Warrenden.|Bomber Group - A, G."
Station - Warrenden.|Bomber Group - A, Apple, G, George.
Hello, G, George. Hello, G, George.|Are you all right?
Are you going to try to land?|Do you want a fix?
Name's not G, George, it's P, Peter.|Peter D Carter. D's for David.
- "Take a telegram. "|- Received your message.
- We can hear you.|- "Telegram to my mother. "
88 Hampstead Lane, London.
Tell her that I love her.
You'll have to write this, but I want her|to know I love her very much.
.. but I've loved her always|right up to the end.
"Give my love to my two sisters, too.|Don't forget them. "
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