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Wings For Victory

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City Centre
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N L4 Wings (3)
Wings For Victory
3rd July 1943. This is the culmination of Wings For Victory Week (26th June - 3rd July). At 7pm the final total of funds raised is held aloft by Miss Jessie B. Kitson, Lord Mayor of Leeds and on the right Major J. Milner. The objective had been to raise £5 million, the total displayed was £6,706,740. The eventual sum was finally £7.2 million. The location was an exhibition ground created on a British Legion car park at the bottom of Eastgate.

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