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Flight from Kabul


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A true story of Christmas with Annette Crosbie as Violet Pulford
Narrator Noel Johnson
A few days before Christmas 1928 the British Legation in Afghanistan came under heavy fire. Rebel tribesmen had launched an attack on the capital. Kabul. For several days the lives of those in the Legation were in danger. There were real fears of a massacre Early on 23 December a single RAF Vickers Victoria troop transport which had already flown 2,800 miles from its base in Iraq set off on the final lap to attempt a rescue....
This account of the first-ever civilian airlift is based on the book Wtngs over Kabul by ANNE BAKER and AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RONALD IVELAW-CHAPMAN and on the unpublished diary of VIOLET PULFORD. Written and produced by ALAN HAYDOCK


Unknown: Anne Baker
Produced By: Alan Haydock
Violet Pulford: Annette Crosbie

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