31st August 1943: A rear gunner's grand stand view of the illuminations across the night sky over Germany - as the RAF once again visits 'the big city'
Berlin was the target again for RAF Bomber Command. The almost complete destruction of Hamburg had given confidence to the view that bombing alone might win the war. Another shattering blow must surely persuade the Germans that they faced ever more destruction across their homeland if they let the war continue. The German capital was the obvious target to get the message across.