Teachers from both sides of the Atlantic have come together in Cambridgeshire to get a better insight into what life was like during World War Two
British and American teachers joined students at the Imperial War Musuem at Duxford to hear from veterans about their experiences of the conflict.
Sarah Beecroft reports.
The Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Cambridgeshire is preparing for its last airshow of the season.
The event on Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the first air display which was held at the museum in 1973.
A seaplane based at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford has set off from Cambridgeshire to recreate an historic flight.
The Catalina G-PBYA, 70 years old this month, will undertake the 1913 Circuit of Britain flight, which was flown by pilot Harry Hawker and mechanic Harry Kauper, both Australians, in a Sopwith Waterplane.
*The crew took off from Duxford this morning to begin the 1600 mile route over approximately five days. *
They will be flying over some key historic sites, including Kingston, where the Sopwith Factory was based, Hook in Chessington, where Harry Hawker is buried and Brooklands Aerodrome (now Brooklands Museum), where Harry Hawker learnt to fly and tested aircraft for use in the First World War. **
The Catalina will also orbit the Classic Boat Museum at Cowes, which has on display an 1/8 scale replica of the Bat Boat tested by Harry Hawker in 1913.**
The 70th Anniversary of the first American airmen to arrive at RAF Duxford in Cambridgeshire is being marked by an exhibition which opens today.
The 78th Fighter Group of the US Eighth Air Force arrived in April 1943 and quickly became part of life in the county. Watch Russell Hookey's report:
The 70th anniversary of the arrival of the first American airmen at RAF Duxford in Cambridgeshire is being marked in a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum which opens on April 13th
It tells the stories of the men and women who arrived in 1943 and became part of the community in which they were based.
As well as aircraft, photographs and other historic artefacts the museum will also be hosting Americans in Britain Tours - telling the tales of individual air crew members, their bravery in conflict and their off duty exploits.
Events marking the anniversary will continue until December
Ram raiders have smashed their way into the visitors centre at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford.
They used a stolen Land Rover for the raid and attempted to take a cash machine, but the Land Rover and ATM were both left at the scene and nothing was stolen.
Three men in balaclavas then drove off in another car - thought to be an Alfa Romeo. The police are appealing for witnesses.