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         Earlier on this year I was asked to help Lily Ford with some background information on the roles played by women in the various

        balloon barrage squadrons. She produced this interesting short video.


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      "This film examines the moment when women operated barrage balloons during the Second World War.

      Ever since I watched a Pathé newsreel passing judgement on the bodies of servicewomen on balloon sites, I have been interested in how both 

     the balloons and their operators were represented as strange objects. 

     I made it for the MK Gallery and Paul Mellon Centre conference on the painter Laura Knight, The Show was on January 202). 

     Thanks to historian Peter Garwood for his help." Lily Ford


          Click on this link to see  the video

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