Birtles, Philip.


Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1st ed., 1999. 160 pp., photo-ills., + numerous maps & plans. D.j., 24 x 18cm. FINE. From Biggin Hill and Tangmere to lesser-known airfields of World War II, each played their role in ensuring the defeat of Nazi Germany. Although many of these bases reverted to agricultural or industrial use after the war, others remained as operational bases for the RAF or NATO. In this superb book the author provides a guide to the current status of the airfields operated in Britain during the Second World War. Each entry provides the reader with information about location, status and remains. In addition to the comprehensive text, the book also includes a selection of photographs to illustrate the various features discussed.

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