UK AIRFIELDS OF THE NINTH THEN AND NOW

UK AIRFIELDS OF THE NINTH THEN AND NOW zoom
Brand: After The Battle Publications
Product Code: F031
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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. Within these pages, all 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.

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