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Video: Blast from past as historic war planes land in Leeds city centre

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  • by Juliette Bains
 

A special exhibition in Leeds is proving to be a blast from the past.

Two First World War bi-planes have landed outside the Leeds Art Gallery today (May 21) as part of the city’s centenary commemoration of the First World War.

An RAF built example of a 1914 BE2c fighter and a recently restored replica 1917 PV8 Eastchurch Kitten from the Yorkshire Air Museum Collection is on display at Victoria Gardens until 6pm on May 21.

Visitors will get to hear sounds not heard for almost 100 years, as a live engine run of the Eastchurch Kitten is set to take place on the hour.

Actors are also on hand to represent the men and women who fought through the war, and will be talking to visitors, passers-by and school children throughout the day.

 

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