Military Airfields in Britain During the Second World War (War in Britain) Paperback – 25 Apr 2013
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Award-winning authors, Jon and Diane Sutherland, are renowned military historians and have written over 200 books. Their titles have won the New York Libraries Best of Reference, Booklists Editor Choice and the Portsmouth Book Award and have been published in numerous countries including China, Russia, France and Italy. This is the second book for Golden Guides Press by the best-selling Norfolk-based authors. Their first was Prisoner of War Camps in Britain during the Second World War.
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It is assumed that the target audience for this very basic book would be school children studying as part of a history project, or for ramblers etc who might have reason to visit such places. The book is littered with 'Did you know' pearls of information that merely re-enforce its basic nature. Irritatingly, the authors refer to RAF Squadron numbers as '49th Squadron', '57th Squadron' etc!
I could find no real evidence within the book that the authors had investigated the reasons behind why an airfield had been built in the location that it was, nor how the building of the airfield had changed the surrounding area. It did not address the effects on local communities of the influx of those manning the airfields. The 'legacy' of the airfields following the cessation of hostilities is barely touched upon other than a vague mention of what is left of each airfield now.
This poor book is not for the serious student of Military Airfield architecture or history, and who are well advised to stay clear of this and go for the Action Stations or other books that deal in far greater detail with the subject. This is a very amateurish effort and does not compare at all well with the many excellent books now available that deal with Britain's wartime airfields. A grave disappointment and a waste of money!
very short descriptions but there are a lot of airfields.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A handy book giving details of airfields but a little sparse on many.Published 15 months ago by Mr. E. Greenwell