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Trips to Boston, Lincs (OOOAIM)
Many of the location work for One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942) was done in and around Boston in Linconshire and the area of East Anglia shown on some of maps as "Parts of Holland" because of the number of canals and windmills that are to be found there (or were in the 1940s). These were built by people from the Netherlands and some of the buildings in the area have a Dutch style to them which made the area perfect for location work to represent the Netherlands. Of course it was impossible to film in the Netherlands in 1942, the Nazi occupiers would have objected.
Custom House Quay, Boston
the near warehouse is now a music centre
Photo by Simon Meeds
- Nick Dando's trip - October 2008
- Nick Dando's trip - September 2009
- Colin Turner's trip - February 2010
- Colin Turner's trip - May 2018
Other P&P trips