15.10.1916: Bernard – RFC Artillery Observation, Part 4 | Bernard – RFC Artilleriebeobachtung, Teil 4 | Bernard – RFC repérage d’artillerie, Partie 4

+ Manual with the title: “Co-operation of Aircraft and Artillery“. From the Collection of the Royal Air Force Museum (R001299).

+ Handbuch mit dem Titel: “Zusammenwirken zwischen Flugzeugen und Artillerie“. Aus der Sammlung des Royal Air Force Museum (R001299).

+ Manuel avec le titre: “Coopération entre aviation et artillerie“. De la collection du Royal Air Force Museum (R001299).

 

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15.09.1916: Bernard – RFC Artillery Observation, Part 3 | Bernard – RFC Artilleriebeobachtung, Teil 3 | Bernard – RFC repérage d’artillerie, Partie 3

+ Painting “Noon” by Emile Antoine Verpilleux (1888-1964), 1919. From the Collection of the Royal Air Force Museum (X002-9669).

+ Zeichnung “Noon” von Emile Antoine Verpilleux (1888-1964), 1919. Aus der Sammlung des Royal Air Force Museums (X002-9669).

+ Tableau “Noon” de Emile Antoine Verpilleux (1888-1964), 1919. De la collection du Royal Air Force Museum (X002-9669).

 

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15.08.1916: Bernard – RFC Artillery Observation, Part 2 | Bernard – RFC Artilleriebeobachtung, Teil 2 | Bernard – RFC repérage d’artillerie, Partie 2

+ Mk. III Short Wave Tuner (73/R/434) and Aerial Winch (72/R/705). From the Collection of the Royal Air Force Museum.

+ Kurzwellentuner, Mk. III (73/R/434) und Winde für Antennendraht (72/R/705). Aus der Sammlung des Royal Air Force Museums.

+ Mk. III Amplificateur à ondes courtes (73/R/434) et Treuil aérien (72/R/705). De la collection du Royal Air Force Museum.

 

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15.07.1916: Bernard – RFC Artillery Observation, Part 1 | Bernard – RFC Artilleriebeobachtung, Teil 1 | Bernard – RFC repérage d’artillerie, Partie 1

+ English Morse Key (X007-0062) and Spark-gap transmitter (1996/0200/R), 1914. From the Collection of the Royal Air Force Museum.

+ Englische Morsetaste (X007-0062) und Löschfunken-Sender (1996/0200/R), 1914. Aus der Sammlung des Royal Air Force Museums.

+ Clef de Morse anglaise (X007-0062) et transmetteur « Spark-Gap » (1996/0200/R), 1914. De la collection du Royal Air Force Museum.

 

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14.11.1915: Bernard Behind Enemy Lines | Bernard hinter den feindlichen Linien | Bernard derrière les lignes ennemies

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[P. 1]
14:11:15

Dear Father,

It is several days now since I
last wrote to you is it not? I hope
you have not been “wind up” about me!!
Between you, and me, old Dad it’s me
that’s had the bally wind up. Jolly well
shoved right up too!! It is finished
now thank goodness. We have been doing
the long reconnaissance which necessitated
penetrating the Hun country to the
extent of some fifty odd miles. I can

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05.11.1915: Bernard’s Artillery Show | Bernards Artillerie-Spektakel | La démonstration d’artillerie de Bernard

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[P. 1]
26:10:1915

Dear Father,
Very many thanks for your letter of 29th. The
“Engineering W. of the W.” arrived yesterday, and an excellent
supply of apples today. I am glad you find my letters
interesting, and that you are able to form some idea
of what it is like flying over the lines. It is very
difficult to write what seems even a moderately
interesting letter, since one must not mention the
really interesting things atall {sic}. However if you like
to squash yourself very small, and hop in alongside
‘o’ me when nobody’s looking, and leave a decent box
of gaspers behind you when you get out, you can come
out with us and do an artillery show. The machine
you are getting into is exactly the same as those they
are building at the old works. You get into the

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18.10.1915: Bernard Becomes an Observer | Bernard wird Beobachter | Bernard devient observateur

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[P. 1]
18th:10:15

Dear Father

For the last four days we haven’t been able to fly atall {sic}
on account of the foggy state of the weather so you can imagine
how anxiously we scan the prospects each morning!  By the way
I have qualified for my wing, my flying badge {original censored, written in later: “arse-hole”; with sketch} sothat {sic}
now I am a full blown observer supposed to be competant {sic} to
fight Huns, shoot batteries, and the rest!!  There was a
statement appeared in the papers made by the Huns to the effect
that our gas attack extended over a front of 23 miles?  It was
corrected by the “Daily Mail” of 16th and rightly so too.  I was
over the attack whole time {sic}, & it was only quite local on a front
of 5 miles at the most.

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