UK Airfields of the Ninth: Then and Now (BOK)

Roger A. Freeman

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Charged primarily with the support of ground forces in the invasion of Normandy, the Ninth fielded a variety of aircraft - liaison, fighter, bomber and troop carrier - and operated from over 60 airfields in Britain. In this work, they are explored and photographed on the ground and from the air, ranging from the troop carrier bases of central and southern England; the bomber airfields in Essex and the New Forest, and the advanced landing grounds in Kent and Hampshire - temporary expedients to enable fighters to give close support to the battlefield. Then, the airfields were in the front line, vibrant and full of activity as men and machines prepared to do battle. Now, they have adopted new faces: as centres of industry and international aviation or venues for leisure activities and motor racing. Some still retain their war-like status as military bases while others have returned to the plough as the wheel turns full circle.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 1994 Forfatter Roger A. Freeman
After the Battle
ISBN 9780900913808
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 21,6cm x 30,5cm x 2,9cm
Vekt 1443 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Second World War, History of the Americas, Air forces & warfare, History of engineering & technology, Aircraft: general interest