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Richard Flagg
04-02-2012, 14:05
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Military Airfields in Britain During the Second World War by Jon & Diane Sutherland
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Golden Guides Press Ltd (16 May 2012)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1780950179
ISBN-13: 978-1780950174

Seen on Amazon and info from Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Military-Airfields-Britain-During-Second/dp/1780950179/)

This book, the second in the War in Britain series, focuses on the airfields which were used for the military in the Second World War. Military history experts, Jon & Diane Sutherland investigate the locations of these airfields and why they were chosen, together with the physical and personal changes made to the surrounding areas as well as the effects on the local community with the influx of strangers. They reveal the legacy of the airfields and their specially created communities after the war. Did the buildings fulfil other uses in peacetime or were they and the runways just left to rot, a crumbling reminder of the losses of war? This is the second in the War in Britain Series for GGP and there will be a dedicated website for this series which will actively market the books and focus on all aspects of war in Britain, include regular news updates.

Paul Francis
04-02-2012, 20:50
Sounds very interesting by why have we not heard of these two before?

Peter Kirk
04-02-2012, 20:59
I like the idea of the impact on the local community and the legacy side. The legacy is after all the largest chunk of the history of most airfields. That's why I was intrigued by the legacy of airfield sewage works - hmm! another book?

Carnaby
04-02-2012, 21:20
Sounds very interesting by why have we not heard of these two before?
Google reveals:
Jon and Diane are full time writers with over 220 books published, many related to Business, Administration. Gardens, Bicarbonate of Soda, Cooking, Buddhism...

WJT
04-02-2012, 21:28
Some of military titles as well:

Air War Over Nore
POW Camps in Britain (due out March 2012)
Malta GC
Vichy Air Force in WW2
U-Boats in WW2
Churchill's Pirates.

Most have been co-authored with a Diane Canwell, who now appears to be Mrs Sutherland. Don't think I've ever come across a more prolific author, except perhap Martin Bowman!

Paul Francis
04-02-2012, 21:52
I Just Love Your Sense of Humour WJT, Post No.5 has to be one of your best Lol.

WJT
04-02-2012, 21:59
Really. I've just got a book on a 100 Group squadron not written by him.

Sorry - thread drift!