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    Default 20th Century Military Archaeology Issue 2

    I am pleased to announce that Issue 2 will be out at the end of the year but quite possibly a whole lot sooner.

    It has a working title 'UK Military Airfield Development 1920-1945'. 250 pages, A4, soft cover, illustrated with plans and photos, 110,000 words. It will be limited to just 300 copies. Cost to be determined. All profit will go to support the archive and fund the next book.

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    The book is based on my EH work (1998-2000) but has been updated, its an overview of the development of military airfields, it partly examines the political climate in Europe that directly led to the redevelopment of WWI aerodromes in the interwar period. It also covers the phased construction programmes that was a direct result of French and later, German expansion. It looks at airfield planning, building construction, grass airfields, runways and the design of buildings. There is a large section on most aspects of training and how this was carried out both, from the point of view of aircrew and the stations involved. There are brief descriptions of over 200 buildings based on RAFM building drawings, there are also plenty of tables and lists of airfields by type, identifying hangars and control towers.

    There will be a whole series of books, each one concentrating on a single topic, such as technical buildings, control towers, hangars etc, this issue (#2) covers all of these subjects but will not be as detailed.

    Any questions?

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    No questions Paul I just eagerly await its publication so I can add it to my library.

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    No questions but just in case you might have been wondering a second copy is also designated for Northants!

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    Great stuff Paul, put me down for a copy.

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    Default Re: 20th Century Military Archaeology Issue 2

    Me too.

    I assume that copies, once available, will be ordered through REF?

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    Yep through REF

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    Paul/Rich....and please reserve a copy for me

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    Default Re: 20th Century Military Archaeology Issue 2

    Ammendment 1: title now RAF Airfield Development 1920-1945

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